from whence comes...
Posted by josef on 4/27/2010, 8:27 am, in reply to "Re: How does a Taoist behave?"
: It does not matter what one believes if one
: does not have love in one's heart.
: I don't believe this. My reason for this is
: because you use matter as a means to place
: social value on an action, when in fact
: actions are merely an action. Love is also a
: value we place on an action, when in fact it
: is merely an action.
: To say "It doesn't matter what one
: believes if one does not have love in one's
: heart" is no more true than saying
: "It doesn't matter what one believes if
: one does not have hate in his heart".
: I would say that it doesn't matter what one
: believes if one cannot examine his actions
: and see from whence they come.
Aaron, you, poor thing, are like me, unwilling to accept the facile assumptions that come with words like "love". Thus trying to weave toward reality through a bizarre landscape of cultural and religios icons. Your last paragraph is splendid; to learn from whence our actions come, yes, as well as from whence our thoughts come, our feelings, our motives, our rationalizations. Examine it all! Question it all. Assume nothing. Journeying with a real spirit of inquiry is a true adventure. Happy to meet a fellow-traveler.
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