“The Sun sinks toward the horizon,
the light clouds blow away.
A rainbow shines in the river,
the last raindrops spatter the rock.
Cranes and herons soar in the sky,
fat bears feed around the banks.
I wait here for the west wind
and enjoy the crescent moon
shining through the misty bamboo.”
— Du Fu
One of the most beloved Tang poets 700 China. Sourced from Deng Ming-Dao’s ‘The Lunar Tao’ – pg 29 – A Drop Starts a Cycle
Some new art inspired by Wei Wu Wei’s writing in ‘Unwordly Wise’, a story about an Owl and a Rabbit and life. His last book.
The DuoGraph is a hand made mechanical drawing device I found recently. I have been exploring with it.
Spontaneous Lorenz System.
DuoGraph introduction and DuoGraph How-To
“Before emptying, there must be fullness.
Before shrinking, there must be expanding.
Before falling, there must be ascent.
To destroy something, lead it to its extreme.
To preserve something, keep to the middle.”
– Deng Ming-Dao
“If you spend a long period of time in study & self-cultivation, you will enter the Tao. By doing so, you also enter a world of extraordinary perceptions. You experience unimaginable things, receive thoughts & learning as if from nowhere, perceive things that could be classified as prescient, yet if you try to communicate what you experience, there is no one to understand you. The more you walk this road, the farther you are from the ordinary ways of society. You may see the truth, but you will find that people would rather listen to politicians, performers, & charlatans.” – Deng ming-Dao
Shhhhhhhhh, be so quiet now…
Been around the world and back
And to that inner one too
Heard all the crazy theories
From the enlightened
And the blockheads many
My best guide
Was following my heart
Moment to moment
Dropping petals as I went
Free from myths and dogma
Unveiling the nature
Of the Universe was
Change and flow
Learning to move in it
This is the art of living
Are you as free as Manson?
Look at him.
He has no fear.
Is he evil?
What is evil?
Do you know?
Is he crazy?
Do you take comfort that you are not like him?
He found something at the end of himself.
Has he not helped to set you free?
Who is more free?
I say Manson had the last laugh.
You are Him and He is YOU!
When you see no difference
Between yourself and Manson
You are Enlightened
Does that piss you off?
Charles Manson: Everyone’s got something to blame, because no one wants to look inside themselves.
Reporter: What do you see when you look inside yourself?
Charles Manson: When I look inside myself? I see everything. I see all I’ve the good bad the evil I see the whole thing
Reporter: How much evil is there?
Charles Manson: As much as you see.
Reporter: What do you see?
Charles Manson: All of it. (laughter) Right down to peaks you haven’t touched yet. Dreams you haven’t dreamed, and worlds you haven’t conquered. The mind is endless. You put me in a dark solitary cell, and to you that’s the end, to me it’s the beginning, there’s a world in there…and I’m free.