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October 18th, 2012

He Who Lives in the Dual May Die in a Duel.

i thank madman for the aphorism: He who traffics in lives will die in traffic, which suggested the title for this post. Read more...Collapse )
Thanks to madman for the aphorism that suggested this and also thanks to Richard Rohr, whose book, The Naked Now, contains these ideas and many more.
.1 When everyone knows beauty is beauty, this is bad.
2.2 When everyone knows good is good, this is not good.
2.3 So being and nonbeing produce each other: difficulty and ease complement each other, long and short shape each other,
2.4 high and low contrast with each other, voice and echoes conform to each other, before and after go along with each other.
2.5 So sages manage effortless service and carry out unspoken guidance.
2.6 All beings work, without exception: if they live without possessiveness,
2.7 act without presumption, and do not dwell on success, then by this very nondwelling success will not leave.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation


I'm trying to wrap my mind about the concept of non-duality, but that is impossible. First of all, non-duality is not a concept. "The non-duality that can be named is not non-duality. Read more...Collapse )*An exception may have been his statement to the Syrophoenecian woman implying that Jews are people and foreigners are "dogs."

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