The gr8ful grind: The wisdom of Lao Tzu

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Monday, December 03, 2007

The wisdom of Lao Tzu

This is the nature of the unenlightened mind:
The sense organs, which are limited in scope and ability, randomly gather information.
This partial information is arranged into judgements, which are based on previous judgements, which are usually based on someone else's foolish ideas.
These false concepts and ideas are then stored in a highly selective memory system.

Distortion upon distortion: the mental energy flows constantly through contorted and inappropriate channels, and the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes.

To eliminate the vexation of the mind, it doesn't do any good to do something; this only reinforces the mind's mechanics.
Dissolving the mind is instead a matter of not-doing:
Simply avoid becoming attached to what you see and think.
Relinquish the notion that you are separate from the all-knowing mind of the universe.
Then you can recover your original pure insight and see through all illusions.

Remember: because clarity and enlightenment are within your own nature, they are regained without moving an inch.

Lao Tzu


Blogger the rube said...

avoid the doing mode and embrace the being mode.

many people engage the doing mode to reach the being mode.

so it goes.

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