Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 22, Part 15

Trey Smith

Chuang Tzu said, "Sir, your questions simply don't get at the substance of the matter. When Inspector Huo asked the superintendent of the market how to test the fatness of a pig by pressing it with the foot, he was told that the lower down on the pig you press, the nearer you come to the truth. But you must not expect to find the Way in any particular place - there is no thing that escapes its presence! Such is the Perfect Way, and so too are the truly great words. `Complete,' `universal,' `all-inclusive' -- these three are different words with the same meaning. All point to a single reality.
~ Burton Watson translation ~
There is no way to escape reality, though we humans try to do so. As the old saying goes, wherever you go, that's where you are. Even somewhere.

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