Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Non-being



Join the spokes together to make a wheel. A wheel is full of openness ... non-being. But it is necessary.

Spin wet clay to shape a cooking pot. A cooking pot is empty ... Full of non-being. But it is necessary.

Work a saw to cut out door and windows. Door and windows are holes ... non-being. But they are necessary.

To have being is good. But also it is necessary to have non-being ... nothingness.

[The Way of Virtue]

2 comments:

John said...

See, now I do like that. The absence of work on Saturday is like that . . .

Igneos said...

John, isn't it wonderful. It is just as important to know what you are not.

Reminds me of those corporate brain storm sessions like 'What does Axa stand for?' What about 'What Axa does not stand for?'