Saturday, October 16, 2010

Objectivity, Appearance, and Phenomena

“Objective existence is phenomenal - appearance only,
Non-objective existence is unaware of existing,
And it is phenomenally incognizable.

Objective existence is figuration in mind,
Non-objective existence only `exists' in such mind,
Cognizing everything except what is cognizing.

Objective mind is self-elaboration in space-time,
Non-objective mind, phenomenally void, knows neither.

By whom is this being said?
By mind attempting to see itself - and not succeeding.
Why? As space-time `it' appears as `void',
Intemporally `it' cannot cognize what is cognizing.”

Wei Wu Wei
Buddhist/Taoist philosopher (1896-1986)

2 comments:

devdan said...

i am interested with your article...but,i dont have any knowledge about tao.can you give weblink i can learn for?


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ilachina said...

Devdan,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Two wonderful books I can suggest are The Zen of Creativity by John Daido Loori:

http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Creativity-Cultivating-Your-Artistic/dp/0345466330/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255548967&sr=8-1#_

and The Tao of Philosophy by Alan Watts:

http://www.amazon.com/Philosophy-Alan-Watts-Love-Wisdom/dp/0804832048/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1287428600&sr=1-3