Dyadic not dualistic


It’s difficult to break out of the Western habitude of dualism. But it is especially important to make the effort when thinking of the Chinese notion of Yin Yang. Rather than another form of dualism in the history of philosophy, it teaches the insight of dynamic equilibrium.

After a short break, we came back and discussed Dào 57. Here I was concerned in driving home how our social prohibitions, while they serve a purpose in the beginning, become constraints upon our ability to flow with Dào. I talked for a short time about an historical parallel between Laozi and Diogenes of Synope, the famous Cynic of 4th century Greece.

 

 

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