∞ Returning to Original Self ∞
The human mind irresistibly seeks out stories to fill its cognitive space. This book’s collection of truth-seeking narratives offers a practical way to cultivate an ability to view various facets of life through an impartial lens. Without a doubt, impartiality is a cornerstone of Taoist thought. As the last lines of chapter 16 conclude…
Not knowing the constant, rash actions lead to ominous results.
Knowing the constant allows, allowing therefore impartial,
Impartial therefore whole, whole therefore natural,
Natural therefore the way.
The way therefore long enduring, nearly rising beyond oneself.
The first section contains 288 short observations and the other section contains 6 supporting essays. The best way to tackle this big book is by reading a page or two at a time, mulling it over for a day or so, and then proceeding on to the next. Depending on where you are in your life, this procedure could take some time.
Speaking of taking some time, this book is the culmination of an undertaking that began in 1964. I feel that anyone who finds this website actually useful will find this big book actually useful as well.
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