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To: alt.philosophy.taoism
From: Jew)
Subject: Re: Question
Date: 29 Feb 2000 19:35:40 GMT

"Nathen"  wrote: 
>. ..if everything is changing, wouldn't that include the
>validitity of Taoist philosophy?

Hmmm.. Perhaps one of the most "central" 'axiom's in Taoist
philosophy can help reconcile 'this and that' --> our 'hsin': 

Chuang Tzu --through 'hsin's heart-mind-mirroring-- proposes 
an alternative to this 'opposition'. It's this alternative
"contained in the image of an axis at the center of the circle"
(see also TTC/11/fn) or.. "hinge fitted into a socket"/fn1).
Since our materialized languages rest on the notion of
oppositions, Chuang-Tzu --whilst in a state of abstract ideation-
- has to create images to match, or identify, with the
objectively materialized languages. I.e. the meaning is that
intent -> expressed (via image observing) in terms of the
material aspect of our mind's multi-usage. "Only such images can
cut through our normal patterns of thought with their inevitable
employment of opposites. Chuang Tzu replaces our normal notions,
then, with the image of an axis at the center of the circle or a
hinge in a socket, something that moves continuously, that
responds constantly AND YET IS CENTERED. The key idea is that of
CENTERED responsiveness. The circle moves around an axis; the
hinge moves smoothly in its socket. They do not stand FOR THIS
AND AGAINST THAT; rather they respond FROM A CENTER to whatever
occurs.."  --para & quotes from Oshima/ fn3./ my caps/z 

Hope that helped,


"Thirty spokes share one hub to make a wheel.
Through its non-being (wu),
There is (yu) the use (yung) of the carriage... --TTC/11/ tr.

" in fact, does he still have a "this" or "that"? Or does he
in fact no longer have a "this" and "that"? A state in whih
"this" and "that" no longer find their opposites is called the
hinge of the Way. When the hinge is fitted into a socket, it can
respond endlessly. Its right then is a single endlessness and its
wrong too is a single endlessness. So I say, the best thing to
use is clarity." -- (the) Chuang Tzu/ sec 2/ Discussions on
Making All Things Equal"/ tr. Watson. 

"H.H.Oshima" on "The Concept of Mind"/ from "Experimental Essays
on Chuang Tzu"/ Mair, ed. 

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