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Date Posted: 06:53
Author: Eponym ous - 6 April 2002
Subject: Re: An Experience in Cosmic Conciousness
In reply to: Cowboy - 4 April 2002 's message, "An Experience in Cosmic Conciousness" on 06:52

Existence is beyond the power of words to define; terms may be used but are none of them absolute.

In the beginning of heaven and earth there were no words; words come out of the womb of matter.

And whether one dispassionately sees to the core of life or passionately see the surface, the core and the surface are essentially the same, words making them seem different only to express appearance. If name be needed, wonder names them both: From wonder into wonder existence opens.

Lao Tzu, First poem of the Tao Te Ching.

(Note: This was from memory, so check the Witter Bynner translation [I've lost mine] if you need to use the exact quote.)

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