"I continue to be amazed by how deep Chinese thought and philosophy goes. How could Dogen not have drawn from this. So his phrase "That the self manifests the ten thousand things is delusion. That the ten thousand things manifest the self is…"
"This chapter does seem a bit disjointed compared to other chapters. Perhaps this character at end of first line "bu ren" which you have translated as "benevolent" could be translated as "impartial". And perhaps…"
"This character, 玄 is translated by Wang Pi, an early Taoist philosopher at "dark-enigma" which attempts to name the mystery as both Absence and Presence as a a single generative tissue.
In perennial Absence you…"
Some reflections on the journey from dysfunction to sobriety.
The Ego is formed in the early years, as a response to the realization that the world is not just solely about us. It serves to establish a balance between our base desires and impulses and helps us to conform to the dictates of society. As we begin to observe the vastness and complexity of society we adjust ourselves according to how we can fit into it. In my case, this was no less than an adjustment to already existing…