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, June 19, 2006

Mythology History Physics Philosophy Art Science Religion

Mythology History Physics Philosophy Art Science Religion

'(James) Joyce’s father commented about him, “If that fellow was dropped in the middle of the Sahara, he’d sit, be God, and make a map of it.”'

Actually this site is not about Joyce but it (the website) is interesting and that is a great quote ;) as is this:

'O blindness to the future! Kindly giv’n,
That each may fill the circle mark’d by Heav’n;
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all,
A hero perish, or a sparrow fall,
Atoms of systems into ruin hurled,
And now a bubble burst, and now a world.'
— Alexander Pope, Essay on Man

Hmmm, plus hints of Taoism seeping into the old esoteric waffle here by the (obviously quite brainy) author of this website:

'According to the Golden/Legal philosophy every individual is fundamentally a duality. Each person — indeed each entity — consists of an original, pure, sophomoric, masculine, extending, ascending aspect (White/Apollonian) and a mediating, worldly, mature, feminine, introverting, descending aspect (Red/Dionysian). Here we have the warrior and the priest, the virgin and the nymph, the Yang and the Yin. Every male duality is thus considered as inhering a female aspect, and vice versa.'

S'funny, always seems to come down to that, eh? The o-o-old duality thang. Probably where the average human's comprehension stops. Look past the duality and you are confronted by a single entity to bloody big for the average Joe to take in.

Call me Joe then...


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