Being Dao, Being Chaos

The Dao, The Chaos

“The grandest forms of active force
From Dao come, their only source.
Who can of Dao the nature tell?
Our sight it flies, our touch as well.
Eluding sight, eluding touch,
The forms of things all in it crouch;
Eluding touch, eluding sight,
There are their semblances, all right.
Profound it is, dark and obscure;
Things’ essences all there endure.
Those essences the truth enfold
Of what, when seen, shall then be told.
Now it is so; it was so of old.
Its name – what passes not away;
So, in their beautiful array,
Things form and never know decay.
How know I that it is so with all the beauties of existing things?
By this.” *

Dao De Jing – Laozi

* By the own nature of The Dao.

 

yinyangfish

 

Dao De Jing describes the initial state as vague, indistinct, undifferentiated, inscrutable and indescribable. No names could possibly be attached to this state of indeterminacy, because any name would simply take away the indeterminacy itself. Dao De Jing only reluctantly addresses it as Dao.¹

 

From formless, infinity is formulated,

In no matter, matter is created,

Shatter your patterns,

Shelter chaos within,

And all will come to being.

 

Being down?

Being Dao

Being Chaos

 

 

Oh, Me

If I had to lose a mile
If I had to touch feelings
I would lose my soul
The way I do

I don’t have to think
I only have to do it
The results are always perfect
But that’s old news

Would you like to hear my voice
Sweetened with emotion
Invented at your birth?

I can’t see the end of me
My whole expanse I cannot see
I formulate infinity
And store it deep inside of me

If I had to lose a mile
If I had to touch feelings
I would lose my soul
The way I do

I don’t have to think
I only have to do it
The results are always perfect
But that’s old news

Would you like to hear my voice
Sweetened with emotion
Invented at your birth?

I can’t see the end of me
My whole expanse I cannot see
I formulate infinity
And store it deep inside me
I formulate infinity
And store it deep inside me.

Nirvana

 

References

1 – Nothingness in Asian philosophy – JeeLoo Liu and Douglas L. Berger.

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