As Diane cannot ‘remember’ how long she has been running, she is freed from the usual sense of fatigue and exhaustion that plagues runners possessing fully functioning memory capacities. Ordinary runners, utilising the evolutionary advantage of ‘memory’ are generally caught-up in the details of where they have been and where they are going, but none of this distracting information is present in the mind of Diane Van Deren.
In exactly the same socio-economic ‘space’ that Alan Watts peddles his pseudo-intellectualism, Adolf Hitler contrived his pogroms and Concentration Camps.
There are many differences between Chinese Ch’an and Japanese Zen – here the esteemed translator Thomas Cleary – focuses on the misunderstanding regarding ‘breathing’ as applied within the Japanese Zen schools, and how this deviates from Chinese Ch’an and Chinese Daoism.
As a consequence, wikipedia’s anti-progress, anti-leftist and anti-truth position is very clear. Its established historical narrative reflects exactly how white middle class America views itself and the world around it. I think the ancient Greeks would be astonished to see that in today’s America, stupidity is packaged as ‘true’ knowledge!
The Pali word ‘akata’ translates as ‘uncreate’, and this has been translated into the Chinese language through the use of the Daoist term ‘Wu Wei’ (無為). This is important in implication for the Ch’an idiom ‘language of the uncreate’., as it means that Ch’an doctrine is not only securely rooted in Buddhist scripture, but rooted in the earliest strata of that scripture.
In China a ‘Zhu Chi’ refers to the man or woman who presides over a Buddhist temple. In ancient India, however, the same post was referred to as the ‘Wei Na’ (維那) [i.e. ‘Maintainer of Affairs’], whilst during the Sui and Tang Dynasties, this role was referred to as the ‘Si Zhu’ (寺主) [i.e. ‘Temple Master’].