Ikkyū and Sōgi discuss creativity and the infinite: a koan

I’m loving this post. “Output is finite. Input is eternal.”

Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

“Output is finite,” says Sōgi. “Input is eternal.”

Sogi-vs-Ikkyu

Sōgi sits at a small table. Before him are several papers covered in numbers, formulas, scraps of text, and … well, doodles.

“What’s all this?” asks Ikkyū.

“A meditation on creativity and the infinite,” Sōgi replied.

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