|kusta saksi, via juxtapoz|
from our last discussion, there were different points brought up by pedro's intense but honest exploration of truth. i tried to respond to some of his points straight from the tao te ching.
wu-wei: to yield is to come back again.
this is deep: what lao-tzu suggests is that if "acting" means a voluntaristic approach to life, we'll be up for a stringent surprise. simply put: not all our plans bring fruit, the more reasons to yield. perplexity reigns! the process doesn't disappear: it comes back again and again multifariously!
wu-wei also implies the ability not to "give up," but to "give forth," a mental flexibility. it means as cristopher once said "to be in tune" with tao.
what is tao? nature doesn't have to insist.
i know, too poetic. too abstract. but nature IS poetic. the tao te ching communicates this through and through.
being in tune with tao yields te:
te: with things, plans, projects? be a parent not a possessor, attendant, not master.
cycles: How can a man's life keeps its course if he will not let it flow?
as per pedro's suggestion: do you want to address our discussion of Bushido?