Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Relaxing the Head

Uncommon perspicacity: Tao Teh Ching 71

He who regards his intellectual knowledge
as ignorance has deep insight.
He who overrates his intellectual achievement
as definite truth is deeply sick.
Only when one is sick of this sickness
can one cease to be sick.
One who returns his mind to the simplicity
of the subtle truth is not sick.
He knows to break through conceptual knowledge
in order to directly reach the subtle truth of the universe.
This is the foundation of his health!


It's not easy to distinguish belief from reality, experience from occurence, or concepts, mere artificats of cognition, from Being. It is hard to cut loose from these artificial anchors. What helps?

5 comments:

向花 said...

All roads lead to Rome. 堅持自己所選!..................................................

Old First said...

Repentance. Hunger. Children. Insects. Flowers. Feeding other people.

amarilla said...

Thank you Daniel!

amarilla said...

Wait, what hunger?

Old First said...

Hunger in general. For those who have been well fed.