the eight limbed path

eight limbed pathIn honor of my good friend Kazim Ali who is blogging on poetry at the Kenyon Review, an homage:  The eight limbed path of social science:

  1. Positive action:  Argue for something.
  2. Restraint:  Keep it real.  Don’t over-claim.
  3. Posture:  Invest in a good chair.
  4. Learning of breath:  Measured rhythm and pace.  Breathe in.  Breathe out.
  5. Stillness of the senses:  Save the incendiary stuff for a blog.
  6. One-pointed focus:  ‘nuff said.
  7. Stilling of the mind-states:  Chill out.  Luminous ideas may erupt.
  8. Understanding:  Social scientists cannot write by numbers alone.

Written by seansafford

July 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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