Friday, February 27, 2015
HeavenRoot was wandering at BrightAbundance Mountain...
he met Human NoName and said:
"Might I ask about bringing order to all beneath heaven?"
"Get lost!" shouted NoName. "What a slob.
How could you ask such trashy questions?
I wander the Maker-of-Things and just now stumbled into this human form.
When I get tired of this, I'll mount the SubtleConfusion Bird and soar out beyond the six horizons.
I'll wander in a village where there's nothing at all,
dwell in a land where emptiness stretches away forever.
So why are you cluttering my mind with your talk about governing all beneath heaven?"
HeavenRoot asked again.
"Let your mind wander the pure and simple," replied NoName.
"Blend your ch'i into the boundless, follow occurrence appearing of itself in things,
and don't let selfhood get in the way.
Then all beneath heaven will be governed as well."
~ Chuang Tzu
from Chuang Tzu: The Inner Chapters
translation by David Hinton
with thanks to http://fivebranchtree.blogspot.com/