Chinese Philosophy & Duality
I have found the works of Lao Tzu very inspiring, I’ve read a good interpretation of the Tao Teh Ching, love it.(1)
I think that the various Chinese authors tell us progressive ways of looking at life and dealing with the various interplay’s we are all constantly involved with…
Rather than the interpretation, that we act out a certain way of life, it is more, a position we take from a mental perspective that yields the deeper understanding..That is locked within the words of the Tao Teh Ching.
For example, when we look at how the various dualties are explained in the Tao Teh Ching, ultimately it is the mental attitude that is of ut most importance… Rather then not striving to achieve goals, which I think is a misinterpretation, it is that we come to a position, mentally, of detachment, whilst simultaneously doing everything we can to achieve these desires.. For example.
Thus we come from a position of Desire vs Desirelessness. The misinterpretation from the majority of the Buddhists is that they see Desirelessness only. In reality, encompassment is the path the freedom of duality, not exclusion of one side, to the identification of the other.
Ultimately it is the application from a mental perspective these principles that yield up the reactive content within the crystals for transmutation .. Reading books like these provide a great trigger point for us to apply.
(1) Yasuhiko Kimura, THE BOOK OF BALANCE, A Translation of The Tao Teh Ching