To be a Taoist means many things to many people. To be a practitioner of Contemporary Taoism simply means to have realised that we are all minute parts of an indescribably large Whole (the Tao), and to choose therefore to 'Flow Like Water' and live in a spontaneous, natural manner. This blog is about: Personal Growth / Spiritual Development as guided by the principles of Eastern Philosophy, particularly modern philosophical Taoism; Developing constructive habits and achieving success with minimal effort; Meditation - Taoist, Zen or otherwise. See 'What In Lao Tzu's Name is a Contemporary Taoist?'

Monday, January 10, 2005

Suburban Zen

Yes I thouroughly enjoyed the gig yesterday, but that was yesterday. I am playing again on Tuesday night - but that is tomorrow. Today I sit here working - through the window I can see my dog Dude munching on a bone. Ooh, look! He just whizzed on the clothes line - lovely!

'Although all dualities come from the One,
do not be attached even to this One.
When the mind exists undisturbed in the Way,
nothing in the world can offend.
And when a thing can no longer offend,
it ceases to exist in the old way.

When no discriminating thoughts arise,
the old mind ceases to exist.
When thought objects vanish,
the thinking-subject vanishes:
As when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.

Things are objects because of the subject (mind):
the mind (subject) is such because of things (object).
Understand the relativity of these two
and the basic reality: the unity of emptiness.
In this Emptiness the two are indistinguishable
and each contains in itself the whole world.
If you do not discriminate between coarse and fine
you will not be tempted to prejudice and opinion.


The Way is beyond language,

for in it there is

no yesterday

no tomorrow

no today'

Bit of early morning Zen for ya!....'Hsin Hsin Ming'.....


Blogger Zen Unbound said...

Yowza! Yer antlers must be itchy, there, Moose. Yer cranking out loads of charmy posts; filling me RSS reader with delights. Glad the gig was a yowl.

You posted a Zen post; so I've retaliated with a Tao post over in the ZU.

I'll stop with my wordy words, now, and listen to the airy air.

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