(Research and Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Maozi said: Even to mention the Way (道 – Dao) is to demonstrate the profound direction of movement.
Chinese character: ‘仕’ (shi4) Left-hand ideogram = 亻(ren2) – a contraction of ‘人’ – meaning ‘people’ or ‘person’. Right-hand ideogram = 士 (shi4). The lower
‘Theogony’ is a poem written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod (8th-7th Centuries BCE), which describes the origins of the ancient Greek gods.This body of knowledge may be considered augmented by the myths and legends as recorded by Homer.
He also states that the Dao is everywhere without exception and that Daoists should not discriminate – as discrimination ‘blocks’ effective qi-flow and wastes essential nature (jing).
This is the latest Ch’an Digest put out through RHACS – a no nonsense Chinese Ch’an research and study group in the UK, that rejects the Western ‘mystification’ of this quintessential Chinese school of dialectical thought.
This has created a situation whereby ‘Chinese’ history and culture has been inadequately interpreted by one culture (i.e. the ‘West’), through the erroneous scholarship of another (i.e. ‘Japan’), which is compounded by the fact that neither the West nor Japan are willing to admit the errors they have made…