LONG LIVE DUALITY, THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS AND CONCEPTS
I laughed with delight when I came across the quotation below said to be from Chuang Tzu – in Tales From the Tao by Solala Towler.
Because there are so many who teach nonduality and they seem negative or contemptuous of the glorious world of duality. For me the old master nails the fact that humans fly with two wings – one of duality, one of nonduality.
“Where can I find a man who has forgotten words?
I would like to have a word with him.” – Chuang Tzu
Two other masters have said something similar’
The great Master Dogen said
“To study the Buddha Way is to study the self,
to study the self is to forget the self, and
to forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.”
To be enlightened by the ten thousand things is to recognize the unity of the self and the ten thousand things.
“Concepts are delicious snacks with which we try to alleviate our amazement.” (A J Heschel)