February 12, 2012

The Man of Tao

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:36 am by Aleksan

Chuang Tzu Story – The Man of Tao

The man of Tao acts without impediment,
He harms no other being by his actions,
Yet he does not know himself
to be kind and gentle.

He does not struggle to make money
And he does not make a virtue of poverty.

He goes without relying on others,
And does not pride himself
on walking alone.

The man of Tao remains unknown.
Perfect virtue produces nothing.
No Self is True Self.
And the greatest man is nobody.

Chuang Tzu is still looking….

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:30 am by Aleksan

The purpose of fish traps is to catch fish. When the fish are caught, the traps are forgotten. The purpose of rabbit snares is to catch rabbits. When the rabbits are caught, the snares are forgotten. The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten. Where is the man who has forgotten all words. He is the one I would like to speak with.

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC – c. 275 BC)

February 3, 2012

Up Side Your Head – a poem from Jeff Walker

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:24 pm by Aleksan

Unburden yourself from the trial
Of captured moments
Relinquish the memory
Gimme the juice
Tell me all
It’s not to help
It’s not that I care
Sympathy is someone else’s gift
I live for nuance
And inexplicable situations
You just can’t make up this shit
Isnt life wonderful
Narratives richness.
Let it go
Into the ether
A vacuous diatribe of something
Revolving around and round