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  Portal to Sites of Ancient's Poetic lyrics:       ENTER HERE         This is Ancients - Part 2

 Secret Greek Teachings for the Specially Chosen:     ENTER HERE

 What was the ancient's concept of Space?     ENTER HERE

 They sailed around the globe following the North Star.     ENTER HERE

 They were known as Giant Sea-going People.     ENTER HERE

 Priestesses wrote their History and Myth in Poetic verses.     ENTER HERE

 Tones of the ancient Lyre can be heard on the Kyoto of Japan.     ENTER HERE

 Links and images of instruments and hand signs.     ENTER HERE

 Map of Site.     ENTER HERE

 From an ancient Aborigine.     ENTER HERE

The Barrier Keeper Yin,  and
'Lao Tan/Duke Dan': True Men of old!

Blank, boundless, and without form;
transforming, changing, never constant:
do we stand side by side with Heaven and earth?

Do we move in the company of spiritual brightness?
Where are we going?   Where are we headed for?

The ten thousand things range all around us,
not one of them is worthy to be singled out
as our destination.

There were those in ancient times who believed that
the "art of the Way" lay in these things.

Chuang Chou heard of their views and delighted in them.
He expounded them in odd and outlandish terms,
in brash and bombastic language, in unbound and unbordered phrases,

abandoning himself to the times without partisanship,
not looking at things from one angle only.

He believed that the world was drowned in turbidness
and that it was impossible to address it in sober language.

So he used "goblet words"
to pour out endless changes,

"repeated words" to give a ring of truth,
and "imputed words" to impart greater breadth.

He came and went alone,
with the pure spirit of Heaven and earth,

yet he did not view the ten thousand things
with arrogant eyes ...

Above, he wandered with the Creator/the 'Way' -
below, he made friends with those ..

who have gotten 'outside' of life and death,
who know nothing of beginning or end.

As for the Source/the 'way' - his grasp of it ..
was broad, expansive,

and penetrating; profound, liberal, and unimpeded.
As for the Ancestor/the 'Way' - he may be said to have 'tuned' ..

and accommodated himself to it,
and to have risen on it to the greatest 'heights'.

Nevertheless, in responding to change and expounding on
the world of things,

he set forth principles that will never cease to be valid,
an approach that can never be shuffled off.

Veiled and arcane, he is one who has
never been completely comprehended.

That Butterfly Dream:

Once Zhuangzi dreamed he was a butterfly,
a butterfly flitting and fluttering around ..

happy with himself and doing as he pleased.
He didn't know he was Zhuangzi.

Suddenly he woke up and there he was,
solid and unmistakable Zhuangzi.

But he didn't know if he was Zhuangzi
who had dreamed he was a butterfly,
or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuangzi.

Between Zhuangzi and a butterfly,
there must be some distinction!

This is called the 'Transformation' of Things.

By Zhuangzi/Zhongni created Confucius-type Teaching Stories, 550 BC:   Continued in Part 1.  Top Menu