Crossing the stream
Posted by gar on 12/2/2008, 2:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Tip of the Iceberg"
: It seems to me that even before the DDJ was
: written, what was to be known, was known by
: Commentaries of the DDJ, by all of us, have
: been filtered through individual narrative.
: To some the more scholarly commentary seems
: to carry more weight than a casual
: The ideas of the DDJ doesn't seem to be over
: the heads of most. Unlike the reciting of
: why, E=mc2.
: However, like asking a small child if she/he
: understands the concept of zhi-le, you might
: get an unculitvated answer.
: Maybe, the cultivated answer must come from
: one who has experienced it with direct, Zen
: like experience. And for those who have not
: prepared their mind to openness, can only
: guess with filtered mind.
: Me thinks the act of 'attempting' to
: understand the Laozi distances me from my
: imagined goal.
: Ever have the experience of trying to
: cultivate a technique for stepping over the
: rocks in a stream to get from Point A to
: Point B, gar?
: My experience is that it rarely works. But
: when I just trust my body and the basic
: integrity of the rocks and the stream, I
: almost always cross with ease.
I'll try and get you in my head, on how gar crosses a stream.
Ok, i want to get to the other side of this stream. Look around and see where the best way is to cross. I know from past experience that i could just cross right here and let wu-wei get me across. If by chance my ability is not up for the challenge, i could wind up dead.
So lets see, if in my cultivation of not just crossing where gar wants to cross, but realizing the right path could be the bridge down the road, then I can understand my personal desire to cross where i wanted to cross.
This brings me back to the many facets of gar that was discovered when mind was quiet and introspection was deep.
A side of gar want to cross the stream here because it's more manly, or adventurous. Another side of gar just wants to cross with minimal resistance.
So, in cultivating introspection gar can see what facet of gar wants to cross the stream and why.
You are right Steve, there is a lot of shit in gar's head.
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