Re: My way is easy too. Steve.
Posted by ButchO on 8/3/2011, 6:37 pm, in reply to "Re: My way is easy too. Steve."
: --Previous Message--
: Yes, of course we can't get into the head of
: an ant, josef, but we can observe them
: closely. The only "to do" thing I
: find in Laozi is the call to observation.
: (Meditation -- as you know -- is a form of
: When I observe an ant colony, I see beings
: acting spontaneously and without pretension
: to do what's best for each of them as
: individuals -- which is to preserve and
: nurture the colony.
: Again, I suggest we can't assume
: anything...i.e. that ants act
: "spontaneously and without
: pretension". It's entirely possible
: that ants have their little personalities,
: strengths & maladaptions and who knows?!
: perhaps even pretensions. Again, we
: just...can't...know. So to me, it seems
: you're building your conclusions on possibly
: false premise, definitely
: unproven/unprovable. Just saying...
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