Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Verse 81

Here's a quote I value a lot (seriously).

"There is a beginning. There is no beginning of that beginning. There is no beginning of that no beginning of beginning. There is something. There is nothing. There is something before the beginning of something and nothing, and something before that. Suddenly there is something and nothing. But between something and nothing, I still don't really know which is something and which is nothing. Now, I've just said something, but I don't really know whether I've said anything or not.''

It's 2500 year old Taoist scripture attributed to Chuang Tzu. No, it's not a joke - in fact I consider it a very good explanation - but I find it very helpful to remind myself just how much of the universe we can understand by our rational mind alone. Things like eternity and the ever present "now" are like that. But it does make me laugh!

1 comment:

scares said...

NOTHING!?...tell me what God is and i will tell you what nothing is... who said this?...president of S.F. college in hippy days...what does it imply?...took me years of contemplation...something said is something and is not nothing...therefore silence is...simply go within...its a whole new world