Interesting Taoist quote

“Fearing that none of you would understand, they [The buddahs] gave it the name Tao, but you must not base any concept upon that name. So it is said that “when the fish is caught the trap is forgotten.” When body and mind achieve spontaneity, the Tao is reached and universal mind can be understood. In former times, men’s mind were sharp. Upon hearing a single sentence, they abandoned study and so came to be called “the sages who, abandoning learning, rest in spontaneity.” In these days, people only seek to stuff themselves with knowledge and deductions, placing great reliance on written explanations and calling all this the practice.”

In Chu Chán pp. 42-43

Sounds like “data compression/decompression” to an IT guy like me. a zip file that was unpacked and the data inside became available. Quotes of great “people” form a greater meaning and issentially the zip file of compressed data. Instantly they understand the world better and rush to reflect on the data accumulated, exactly like in my theory where I write about how they seek isolation. Chinese “I Ching” has something to do with this I believe.

According to other sources, they archieved this “suddenly” or spontaneusly. It was not possible to decompress zip files on purpose. (wu-hsin) (wu-nien)


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