Contemplative Wednesday

Verse 71

Academia confuses knowledge with knowing
Most everyone applauds the memorization of the 10,000 trivia
Beware! These schooled addictions are not just myths –
They are a form of mental illness

Any fragment of the mind,
divorced from heart, spirit, human community,
and from the primal reality of the universe,
is an abomination of the Great Integrity

Let us prepare for the Great Integrity
by cleansing ourselves of all these cobwebs
of cluttered fragments that paralyze the mind
In this way we will function as our own holistic physicians

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, translated by Raplh Alan Dale

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2 Responses to Contemplative Wednesday

  1. The Rebuker says:

    Rejecting the comforting teat of academia? How Freudian of you.

  2. firewings says:

    Lol!

    Our own holistic physicians!

    [I did have a thought briefly yesterday that grad school is growing on me and/or changing the way I think. *debates implications*]

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