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August 15, 2008

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The above chapter from the Tao Te Ching has always been a favorite of mine. And every translation say the last two lines a little different causing you to see it from a new perspective.

I have been reading your blog for awhile and always find it at least entertaining but usually insightful and thought provoking, including the comments sections. I have been introduced to Pastafarianism and Andre Comte-Sponville.

After many years of searching for truth through religion, exploring everything from fundamentalist Christianity to Zen to Tao to Atheism, I have embraced the pathless path. But even this is a path that must be abandoned eventually for "truth" to "show itself". I embrace my "don't know mind" and let the universe be what it is without imposing my interpretations on it. As the old zen saying goes:

If you understand, things are just as they are. If you don't understand, things are just as they are.

Just wanted to say hi. I'll continue lurking and comment when I feel the need. I will leave you with this:

No book or idea contains only truth, no book or idea contains only untruth. Sometimes we must pluck lies from truth like weeds from a garden. Sometimes we must dig through mountains of bullshit to find the smallest pearl of truth.

Happy digging.

Edward, marvelous comment. You've said it all.

Edward's comment? Where is it?

"No book or idea contains only truth, no book or idea contains only untruth."

---I like this.....from Daniel?

Roger, Edward's comment is above his name -- between the dotted line and the solid line.

There's a lot there, in that space.

Brian,

No big deal, but there is nothing there, above Edward's name and solid line.

Roger, you've gotten Edward's comment. Enlightening, isn't it?

haha.......The emptiness of Edward's comment. Yes, I get it now. Emptiness in comments is Enlightening and a thing of Beauty. The Elves are smiling......

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