Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dao De Jing Chapter 5

Heaven and earth are not benevolent: They treat then thousand things indifferently. The wise is not benevolent: He treats men indifferently.* The entire universe is basically void, like a bellows: When it is in non-action, it does not lack anything; … Continue reading

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Dao De Jing Chapter 4

Dao functions through its nothingness. And cannot be conceived of as full of things. Profound indeed, it is the model of all things. Dulling its sharpness, Releasing its entanglements, Tempering its light, and Unifying with the earth, Clearly, indeed, it … Continue reading

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Kapitalism’s Concept of the Self

Kapitalism on the Couch is the subtitle of the HPR series on the psychoanalysis of corporate capitalism (see http://www.hpr1.com). The recent U.S. Presidential Election, a crown jewel for corporate capitalism, presents an interesting experience, that when unpacked has the campaign … Continue reading

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Dao De Jing Chapter 3

If no one esteems the best, men will be fee from contention. If no one values the precious, men will be free from illegal gain. If men see nothing to desire, their minds will be fee from confusion. Therefore, the … Continue reading

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Following One’s Bliss to The Dark Side of the Moon

I was up early (12.06.12) to write my ritual morning page and felt a need to re-organize my web-link logs (an excuse, maybe) and came across Joseph Campbell’s idea “follow your bliss.” The first video clip I watched was Terence … Continue reading

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A Creative Individual A Daoist

I have been meaning to straighten up my home office, get many books back on the shelf and into some organization. However, I have been having interesting experiences as I step over and sort through them, stopping to pick one … Continue reading

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Dao De Jing Chapter 2

When beauty is universally affirmed as beauty, therein is ugliness. When goodness is universally affirmed as goodness, therein is evil. Therefore: being and non-being are mutually posited in their emergence. Difficult and easy are mutually posited in their complementariness. Long … Continue reading

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