Friday, October 16, 2009

Destroying the Tao

A famous quote about how humanity commenced the destruction of the Tao by Chuang Tzu:
The knowledge of the ancients was perfect. How perfect? At first, they did not know that there were things. This is the most perfect knowledge; nothing can be added. Next, they knew there were things, but did not yet make distinctions between them. Next, they made distinctions between them, but they did not yet pass judgment upon them. When judgments were passed, Tao was destroyed.

A nice commentary on this in this new site I stumbled upon yesterday - Friends of Reality. There are a lot of wonderful essays on that site. Check them out!

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