"do not tell him"? (Lie Tseu-Tchouang Tseu)

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"do not tell him"? (Lie Tseu-Tchouang Tseu)

Postby Hermes » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:02 am

I think it is from Lie Tseu or Tchouang Tseu, i dont remember the specific book nor story, but basically it goes like this:

When you're about to cross what is most probably the abyss(as there is "only the Tao beyond") the wise man advises the reader as such: "there, take only with you what can cross with you, and what cannot, do not tell him".

Is "him" the HGA?! Why should we "not tell him"? Or is it just in a way it must be forgotten? Why would it be phrased as such then?

I thought the HGA took us to the very end of Exemptus, basically telling us "ok now you're ready" when it is ok, so it is surprising. Are you supposed to conceal your readiness? Or maybe it is meant "dont tell to him who is not initiated"?
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Re: "do not tell him"? (Lie Tseu-Tchouang Tseu)

Postby Jim Eshelman » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:16 am

I don't know the context of the sentence - the story it's from - but, on reading it, I took "him" to mean all the parts of (what you have historically called) yourself.

That is, the sentence is saying there is no need to disrupt the personality vehicle you have inhabited. Just leave it.
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Re: "do not tell him"? (Lie Tseu-Tchouang Tseu)

Postby Hermes » Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:30 pm

"no need to disrupt"... very nice ! It makes sense indeed. It should work for many other things too.

Funny how i spontaneously searched for "active" explanation, "what there is to do", like some kind of external mechanical fix haha, when the proper action is the non-action. It is the efficiency of the Tao where a hair can move the mountain.

Scary how "him" is such a common word. Whereas it is magick. It is active, interpretation, building reality. People do it all the time :? Every common sentences and thoughts shape reality again and again, it's crazy. The "good" part is every second there is a way to get better and get closer to the Tao. Also the way's power seems exponential, so althought there is more and more work to do, there are also more and more benefits and tools to do so.
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