I call this image, “Purple sky, with sunrise in the side view mirror.”
“Truth waits for eyes unclouded by longing.”
I keep running into various versions of this quote (from sources like the Tao, Ram Dass, and Zen books), so I thought I’d share it here. All sayings like this mean that if you become like a clear mirror and view the world exactly as it is — not how your desires (and fears) want it to be — you’ll see the truth.
There used to be a magical mirror, called the Mirror of Truth. If someone looked into it and said a lie, they would die immediately. In the land where it existed, everyone from kings to merchants was subject to its justice. One day Mulla Nasrudin came to this land and was brought before the Mirror of Truth to test his honesty. He declared, “I am telling a lie.” Nothing happened. “I think I broke your mirror,” said Mulla.
(I don’t remember where I read this, but I just found it in some old notes and thought I’d share it here.)
As a short note today, if you want to make an offline copy/mirror of a website using the GNU/Linux
wget command, a command like this will do the trick for you: