Posted by rat on 4/10/2011, 8:52 am, in reply to "p.s."
: It occurred to me after posting that, that
: much of what people do is to find their
: identity, value and security. All
: though-based notions.
: In the mind-stilled fullness of being fully
: present in the Now, these cease to be of
: issue. Taoist wisdom points directly to
: this, imo.
You say "that we think entirely too much," josef. And yet you posted what I consider a useful unpacking of the issue. Imo, you thought it over well.
The point is, as you said,
" but do so without any thought or intention of "doing good"."
This is exactly what Zhuangzi and Laozi spilled so much ink on. I think that all that their thinking was useful.
To be free of thinking that I do, at times, absolute good, is a wonderful thing, even if others think that I am doing good. This amorality is the basis of Zhuangzi's mysticism.
I think that it was what Jo of the North Sea was thinking about when he said there was no way to do net good: "Who shall I help" he rhetorically asked.
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