Re: xiao le utf 8
Posted by rat on 3/27/2011, 5:02 pm, in reply to "xiao le utf 8"
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: Triumphalism is typical in spiritual texts.
: Each tradition glorifies its gods.
: Another approach is found in the mysticism
: of the daoists.
: Dong-guo Zi asked Zhuangzi, saying, 'Where
: is what you call the Dao to be found?'
: Zhuangzi replied, 'Everywhere.' The other
: said, 'Specify an instance of it. That will
: be more satisfactory.' ' It is here in this
: ant.' 'Give a lower instance.' 'It is in
: this panic grass.' 'Give me a still lower
: instance.' 'It is in this earthenware tile.'
: 'Surely that is the lowest instance?' 'It is
: in that excrement.' To this Dong-guo Zi gave
: no reply.
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: hello R.
: dao is in 屎
: of course we can say as well:
: dao is in 神聖 "the sacred"
: most people prefer to venerate 尊 神聖 -
: "the sacred"
: or to cultivate
: mysticism 神秘主義 - prefering to think
: the things as hidden and secret...
: in the moment we can laugh 笑樂 thinking
: about this - may be we know more about 道 -
: and are arriving in the big flow 至大順
: interesting may be:
: if you look at the pictures of 屎
: you have radical
: embodiment - a person representing the
: spirit of the dead person during sacrifices
: what says your fantasy combining them?
I take the character literally, as do the translators I have read. For me it means the sage's wisdom is demonstrated by her realizing not being special, no more nor less sacred than everything else.
A rare and liberating attitude to find in the history of wisdom literature!
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