With time various topics, most connected to the 'ancient ways,' will be covered. Some of these might be controversial in nature - you're most welcome to contribute.

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Path with Heart?

I'm reading 'The Tao of Physics' again ... read it twenty years ago.  Strange how things work ... as I've been scribbling about paths, seeing, knowing and 'things that can't be explained by words,'  for a while ...

The first chapter: Modern Physics - A Path with a Heart?  Then this quote:

"Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you ... Look at every path closely and deliberately.  Try it as many times as you think necessary.  Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question ... Does this path have a heart?  If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use.          (Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan"

Chapter 2: Knowing and Seeing.

'Right seeing' and 'right knowing' is part of Buddhist philosophy ... described by D.T. Suzuki as follows:

" ... for seeing is at the basis of knowing.  Knowing is impossible without seeing; all knowledge has its origin in seeing."

Chapter 3: Beyond Language.

"The contradiction so puzzling to the ordinary way of thinking comes from the fact that we have to use language to communicate our inner experience which in its very nature transcends linguistics."         (D.T. Suzuki)

For those interested, the book is an exploration of the parallels between modern physics and eastern mysticism ... my believe is that we have depths of retained memories and wisdom ... both are within and not out there.  All we have to do is to look (see) within and the 'knowing' will follow ... this is not an 'ancient art' it's something we all have ... but we forgot ...

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