Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The day someone got written into a book

There was once an Unnamable Thing. It was something Inexpressible, only the vaguest generalities could encompass it, it had no definition, in any sense of the word.

Beyond the fact that it was, nobody could say very much about it.
It was strongest when it was weak.
It was the opposite too.

That everyone knew about it, that only made it more complex, more complicated.

At first it was simple, but how can something be an Unnamable Inexpressible Indefinite Thing and yet be simple?

The truth depends on where you're standing.

Somebody got written into a book today, but what its pages are made of and how you can read what they say is impossible to say.

Although it is possible to know, I have nothing to say.

Words can't express the rest I meant to say.


Monk said...

If you want to shrink something
you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something
you must first allow it to flourish.
If you want to take something
you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
of the way things are.
The soft overcomes the hard.
The slow overcomes the fast.
Let your workings remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.

Bulent Akman said...

thank you! you get it!

Monk said...

Not my words unfortunately, what a pity!
Lao Tsu "Tao Te Ching"
And some more:
"He who is in harmony with the Tao
is like a newborn child.
Its bones are soft, its muscles are weak, but its grip is powerful.
It doesn't know about the union
of male and female,
yet its penis can stand erect,
so intense is its vital power.
It can scream its head off all day,
yet it never become hoarse,
so complete is its harmony.
The Master's power is like this.
He lets all things come and go
effirtlessly, without desire.
He never expects results,
thus he is never disappointed.
He is never disappointed,
thus his spirit never grows old."
What a message!