Description: Written Drunk, edited sober. And yes, I do read deep things when im trashed alone and no, i don't forget a thing.
My Philosophy pt. i -------------------------------------------
Once I dreamed that I was a taoist monk
experiencing the beauty of the Way.
In all ways a taoist monk.
I enjoyed nonaction as a taoist monk,
not knowing I was Mu.
Suddenly I awoke and was surprised
to be myself again.
>Now how can I tell whether I was an Immortal
> who dreamed she was a taoist monk,
>Or whether I am a taoist monk
> who dreams she is an Immortal?
>Between Hsi Wang Mu and the taoist monk
> there must be differentiation.
>Yet in the dream nondifferentiation takes place.
>This is called interfusion of things.
In fact, the things don't fuse, and there need be no differentation. While that works well in our heads, its not necessary in reality. Emanation - look it up. and then think about the human body. Each and every 'thing' in existence is just a cell of that body that is the Tao - that and the space around the body and the room that its all in and- ad infinitum, you know what i mean. You can only talk about stuff like this correctly if you use relativism. Anyhow, the separation is only in our heads, and in fact in the 'heads' of most other things. Human cells that are unaware they are human are called 'cancer.' Our goal is to recognize our true existence. If you think about it, all religions say this: you are flawed, you must improve for some reason - sound familiar? Perhaps all the myriad reasons are simiply euphemisms for 'don't be a tumor?'
this is interesting from the point of view of seeing another's perspective. I study english lit and in a lecture last semester we were talking about language, in general, and its use. One of the more interesting concepts was of the 'logos' or God's language, which literally creates things when he says..e. let there be light, etc, and then man came along with his less perfect language and began to name the animals. by giving something a name we form a concept in our heads about it being seperate from something else, i i say 'cat' and you know i dont mean 'dog' and you also know what that means to look and be like a 'cat' (which is just a human concept as no two cats are identicle) its a similar idea, if we had no words we would see everything just as a huge whole...as soon as i learnt about atoms i was fascinated with this kind of thinking...but then maybe thats just me
I personally dont know what type of poetry or whatever type of piece this is but ut was interesting. I like the comparisons you made throughout like the imortal/monk/dreaming thing that was good. And I especially liked the line that said "simply euphoriums for dont be a tumor" thats intelligent. Well this was a little much for 3:30 in the am so if I missed something brick in the face obvious Im sorry~L.t
Don't be a tumor, as in don't contradict society? I've always found it's hard to draw the line between blind following and isolation (due to rebellion), all socially speaking that is. I guess there should be a balance, like in jsut about every thing out there; some 'in the middle' position cause a human being can't live without socializing but would there be much sense in living if we lived only for the others and not for ourselves?
This is incredibly intersesting to read, it seems to go agtainst the whole views of society. Or at least the society and culture I have experienced in America. everything is focused on the outside, the surroundings, either ruining them through polution or buying new materials to cover the hurt, and make the body "seem" alright. I think that you captured many key parts in your writting. There are some that live all in there heads, never capturing the world, and you said that it is our reality that sifts through the reality and imagined, I think this is true, but sometimes I wonder if we have minds that can't fully grasp the knowlege of our world and our surrounding, although the subconcious might know what stands there, we as humans are not able to fully except it, so we create a reality ourselves, of things we understand and grasp.
The atoms are such an amazing concept that you wrote about. That maybe we arn't truely just ourselves, and everything around us, stands only because they are aranged that way, but when we break things down we are all the same, all atoms, small pieces in one big reality that might never really exist, but we kid ourselves it does, for we may never truely die, just send our atoms to another object in reality. much love kaity