Olivier de Sagazan
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In birth, there is no beginning:
You tear the membrane for first breath,
scrape clay from beneath fingernails,
discompose your memory of the chrysalis.
This is nothing to where you have been,
you reiterate, edging away
from the grave of your ancestor self.
The pain is only temporary
and easily hidden in a well-cut suit.
Inspired by the performance art of Olivier de Sagazan (from Samsara)
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Saṃsāra (Sanskrit) in Buddhism is the beginning-less cycle of repeated birth, mundane existence and dying again. Samsara is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful, perpetuated by desire and avidya (ignorance), and the resulting karma.