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      #2773 - Friday, March 30, 2007 - Editor: Jerry Katz - http://nonduality.com/one.htm
       
       

       

      Dynamics of Not-Two

      Embodiment of the Other as the Peace beyond Understanding

      - / -


      Warning: Psychoactive Text

      The following text may seriously enhance your psychospiritual health in unforeseen ways. Note therefore that:

      A reading only depicts to the extent that its capacity to entrain is inhibited

      A reading only entrains to the extent that any such resonance obscures recognition that one is discovering from where one is then taken by it (seemingly for the first time)

      A reading only offers a linear sequential explication in time to the extent that one is pulled into a pattern of experiential wormholes that inhibits comprehension of the challenging atemporal pattern of that labyrinth

      A reading only challenges comprehension to the extent that the exhaustiveness of the pattern conveyed is felt to inhibit rather than enable a response to more profound questions

      A reading only answers a question enabling growth to the extent that one comes to it without recognizing both how one is the answer to that question in principle and why one is a question calling for a new understanding of what an answer means in practice

      A reading only offers a meaningless answer to the extent that one fails to recognize the source of meaning to which it points -- as with a dog focusing with enthusiastic puzzlement on the pointing finger of its master -- thereby inhibiting understanding that dog, finger and master are but pieces of the paradoxical mirror through which one may step

      A reading is only a collection of disconnected sentences and chapters to the extent that one fails to recognize one's role in writing them into a whole as songlines of the noosphere -- as the pattern that connects

      A reading is only a re-membrance of understanding to the extent that it obscures one's active role in embodying otherness

      As a reading, the above sentences themselves exemplify the self-reflexive nature of the challenge of any "reading" of reality -- and the "writing" for which it calls

      The above warning applies to the reflection below on the nature of the Tao of Not-Two as evoked by the explication Not-Two is Peace: the ordinary people's way of Global Cooperative Order by Adi Da (2006). It is based on Tao Te Ching Interpreted Succinctly: a 9-fold pattern of 81 insights presented as phrases (2003). Navigational implications are explored in Hyperspace Clues to the Psychology of the Pattern that Connects. For further reading, see: Documents relating to Patterns of I Ching / Tao te Ching, Documents relating to Existential Engagement and Embodiment. [Links are provided to alternative complete translations].


      1. Journeying through unnaming the myriad patterns of the past --
      that hide the emergent implicate order with which they are strangely identical [m/n/x]

      2. Engaging without engaging --
      for labeling anything engenders a complement with which it is called endlessly to dance [m/n/x]

      3. Cultivating non-engagement --
      with what has already emerged from the implicate order [m/n/x]

      4. Having been there; having done that --
      "not this; not that" [m/n/x]

      5. Engendering through complementarity --
      without gain [m/n/x]

      6. Completing --
      as the enduring call to engendering [m/n/x]

      7. Enduring --
      through centering on what ultimately nourishes [m/n/x]

      8. Easing forward, going wherever, without competition --
      seeking depth, like water [m/n/x]

      9. Avoiding excess --
      and the problems it brings [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      10. Centering through learning; knowing through not-knowing --
      reflecting without distorting; instigating without owning; leading without ruling [m/n/x]

      11. Benefiting from what is not --
      through its framing of what is [m/n/x]

      12. Sensing the inner --
      to avoid desensitizing the outer [m/n/x]

      13. Governing others appropriately --
      through recognizing their exemplification of oneself [m/n/x]

      14. Living the present --
      through recognizing the undifferentiated nature of ancient beginnings [m/n/x]

      15. Subtly stilling to clarify the troubled; elusively moving to enliven the inert --
      strangely fulfilled by unfulfilment [m/n/x]

      16. Accepting wisely the enduring cycle of beginning and ending --
      to ensure the enduring peace that offers the freedom for open-hearted magnanimity [m/n/x]

      17. Acting simply, enabling others to value their own initiatives --
      since such insightful leadership is hardly recognized --
      [m/n/x]

      18. Failing to exalt merit --
      that induces hypocrisy and disorder, disguised behind a screen of fashionable values [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      19. Being untroubled through needing little and wanting less --
      irrespective of rules, injunctions and seeking after merit [m/n/x]

      20. Living uncertainty, confusion and strangeness --
      in awkward contrast to those whose clarity derives from polarization [m/n/x]

      21. Knowing the strange uncertainties offered in the moment --
      by the spirit of the elusive, from time immemorial [m/n/x]

      22. Acting contrarily --
      as an appropriate way of expressing the integrity of that which can only be understood through paradox [m/n/x]

      23. Being in the moment --
      through trusting in the power of the moment [m/n/x]

      24. Avoiding disproportion and self-satisfaction --
      to ensure healthy development [m/n/x]

      25. Following the unnamable --
      sustained by the unchanging that evokes it, through the process of following it in the moment [m/n/x]

      26. Becoming insightful through assiduous handling of obligations --
      progressing effectively based on a core of stillness [m/n/x]

      27. Educating the challenged as the inspiration of the wise --
      whether or not that is appreciated [m /n/x]

      -- / --

      28. Knowing the other, and retaining one’s identity and quality --
      as the true source of power and renewal [m/n/x]

      29. Doing "nothing" to the world --
      for, as a sacred entity, doing "anything" to possess it is to degrade and lose it [m/n/x]

      30. Leading through inspiration that does not seek to win --
      in contrast to the vanquishing of others that degrades all concerned [m/n/x]

      31. Using weapons, when there is no choice, with a calm, still mind --
      since enjoying their use, and their killing of people, is to lose one’s share in the common good [m/n/x]

      32. Knowing when to cease making essential distinctions --
      as the key to safeguarding that which ensures integrity and vitality [m/n/x]

      33. Applying to oneself the skills developed successfully to deal with others --
      as a key to appropriate action and a quality of wisdom and greatness [m/n/x]

      34. Achieving greatness without great doings --
      as accomplished by the wise [m/n/x]

      35. Holding fast to the eternal process through the very ordinary --
      as the preferred key to its significance [m/n/x]

      36. Prevailing through weakness --
      as necessarily following the rise and dominance of the stronger [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      37. Self-organizing of myriad things --
      as naturally entrained by the stillness in unnaming and unshaping [m/n/x]

      38. Abiding in letting go and doing nothing --
      as superceding clinging to power towards a determined end, in the righteous light of premature understanding or obedience to directives [m/n/x]

      39. Enwholing to sustain the integrity of the subtle --
      as enabled by encompassing the ordinary [m/n/x]

      40. Returning from weakness --
      through which being is eternally born of nothing [m/n/x]

      41. Understanding appropriateness --
      as challenged by the contrariness of insight inappropriate to its nature [m/n/x]

      42. Losing as the key to the cycle of winning and losing --
      essential to wider knowing [m/n/x]

      43. Ensubtling to enliven the impenetrable --
      that appears permanently to constrain [m/n/x]

      44. Self-constraining fruitfully --
      avoiding the traps of projection [m/n/x]

      45. Remaining calm and clear to ensure that the capacity for appropriateness is renewed --
      despite appearances to the contrary [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      46. Knowing that enough is enough --
      as the key to wanting less [m/n/x]

      47. Understanding the truth and opportunity of the moment --
      avoiding its inhibition through seeking elsewhere [m/n/x]

      48. Unlearning --
      to ensure that things are progressively governed more fruitfully [m/n/x]

      49. Enminding the world to see the ordinary through the eyes of children --
      caring for it through them [m/n/x]

      50. Living in recognition that this implies dying --
      but living appropriately to remove the fear of that dying [m/n/x]

      51. Nurturing life according to natural processes --
      neither possessing it, claiming it, nor controlling it [m/n/x]

      52. Understanding insignificant beginnings and their pathways to endings from which beginnings arise anew --
      in order to avoid unfruitful dispersal [m/n/x]

      53. Ensuring modesty --
      so as to avoid inequitable and shameless accumulation [m/n/x]

      54. Ensuring that rules for oneself are consistent with those for the world [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      55. Knowing harmony as knowing the eternal --
      in contrast to achieving maturity as part of the cycle presaging death [m/n/x]

      56. Knowing that discourages talking --
      in contrast to the talking that discourages knowing [m/n/x]

      57. Avoiding instrumental thinking, initiation of innovative change and regulation of action --
      which tend to be counter-productive and inappropriate [m/n/x]

      58. Bumbling on without forcing --
      through indirection [m/n/x]

      59. Gathering insight to ensure staying power --
      irrespective of the worldly undertakings chosen [m/n/x]

      60. Allowing potentially disruptive forces to have their place --
      within a larger context [m/n/x]

      61. Lying low to ensure integrity and continuity --
      “the meek shall inherit the earth” [m/n/x]

      62. Honoring the appropriate as a gift --
      in contrast to the fashionable [m/n/x]

      63. Focusing on the challenge of beginnings --
      as the foundation for any subsequent achievement, whatever its scope [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      64. Attending to what may have been neglected --
      in the achievement of undertakings [m/n/x]

      65. Being in ignorance of appropriate action --
      as empowering appropriate response to the unexpected in the moment [m/n/x]

      66. Following rather than leading --
      as the key to appropriately sustainable guidance [m/n/x]

      67. Leading the mightiest by not presuming to do so --
      however improbable this may seem [m/n/x]

      68. Avoiding competition --
      to ensure the appropriate use of ability [m/n/x]

      69. Yielding to antagonism --
      thus disempowering the attacker and devaluing any resultant victory [m/n/x]

      70. Being obscure --
      as characteristic of an understanding and mode of action that is not of this world [m/n/x]

      71. Knowing without knowing --
      as the only remedy for the sickness of knowing without not-knowing [m/n/x]

      72. Fearing the dangers of acting inappropriately [m/n/x]

      -- / --

      73. Acting silently, non-competitively, and non-directively --
      to readily ensure the most appropriate consequences [m/n/x]

      74. Avoiding the presumptuousness of usurping the judgement on others by the larger scheme of things [m/n/x]

      75. Living for more than the pursuit of wealth --
      or solely for the sake of living [m/n/x]

      76. Bending in response to pressure --
      as the essence of strength and the key to survival [m/n/x]

      77. Redistributing from those who have to those who have not [m/n/x]

      78. Recognizing the counter-intuitive, paradoxical nature of appropriate action [m/n/x]

      79. Fulfilling obligations --
      as indicative of the subtle power that eludes those focused on their rightful claims [m/n/x]

      80. Enjoying the freedom of movement in relation to what is to hand, without yearning for elsewhere or elsewhen --
      or the use of the facilitating devices they evoke [m/n/x]

      81. Doing without outdoing --
      avoiding the destructive traps of charm, contention, and learning [m/n/x]


      Links to other translations of the Tao Te Ching:
      m
      =translation by S. Mitchell; n =Translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English;
      x =Line-by-Line Comparisons of 29 translations (St. Xenophon Library)


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