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..🌥🕊ॐ...“Like the empty sky it has no boundaries,Yet it is right in this place, ever profound and clear.When you seek to know it, you cannot see it,You cannot take hold of it,But you cannot lose it.In not being able to get it, you get it.When you are silent, it speaks;When you speak, it is silent.The great gate is wide open to bestow alms,And no crowd is blocking the way.”~Cheng-tao Ke, translated by Alan Watts in The Way of Zen...#chasinglight#consciousness#ethereal_moods#minimalmood#gominimalmag#lightzine#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_minimal#rsa_vsco#solarcollective#sombrescapes#tv_simplicity#vzcomood#zenpoetry#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine#morayshire#moody_tones#stayandwonder#sombresociety#dscvr_mood#alanwatts#sundown
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..🌥🕊ॐ.. . “Like the empty sky it has no boundaries, Yet it is right in this place, ever profound and clear. When you seek to know it, you cannot see it, You cannot take hold of it, But you cannot lose it. In not being able to get it, you get it. When you are silent, it speaks; When you speak, it is silent. The great gate is wide open to bestow alms, And no crowd is blocking the way.”~Cheng-tao Ke, translated by Alan Watts in The Way of Zen . . . #chasinglight#consciousness#ethereal_moods#minimalmood#gominimalmag#lightzine#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_minimal#rsa_vsco#solarcollective#sombrescapes#tv_simplicity#vzcomood#zenpoetry#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine#morayshire#moody_tones#stayandwonder#sombresociety#dscvr_mood#alanwatts#sundown

5 days ago
..🌸☁️ॐ...“But then, when you come to what fundamentally is, then you’re without a box and you can’t talk logically. Of course, you can distinguish ‘is’ from ‘is not,’ but only in a very limited way—as I can say, I have a pen in my left hand. I do not have a pen in my right hand. And from this we abstract the idea of ‘to be’ and ‘not to be,’ ‘is’ and ‘isn’t.’But when we consider Being—with a capital ‘B’—this includes not only such ‘is’es as celestial bodies, but also such ‘isn’t’s as the space that encompasses them. And these two go together, as we shall see in more detail as the time goes on.But now, a perfectly logical person would therefore say that the notion of the Self—the Ātman, as the fundamental reality in which everything else exists—is meaningless. And, of course, from a logical point of view it is. But at the same time, just because something cannot be put into a logical category does not indicate that it isn’t real. The Self, you see, bears somewhat the same relationship to the world as the diaphragm of the speaker in this radio bears to the music you’ve just been hearing. None of the music was about the diaphragm and nobody said anything about there being a diaphragm. The diaphragm, as such, didn’t come into the picture, and yet it was everything in the picture. All those different noises were vibrations of this thin film of metal. So, also, with your eardrum. So, also, with the apparatus of your eyes.”~Alan Watts, excerpt from ‘the world as self’ part of the ‘out of your mind’ audio series...#alanwatts#consciousness#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#macro_vision#macro_brilliance#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#sombrescapes#sombresociety#spirituality#morayshire#top_macro#tv_foggy#vzcomacro#vzcomood#solarcollective#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine#divine_forest#stayandwonder#moody_tones#philosophy#hinduism
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..🌸☁️ॐ.. . “But then, when you come to what fundamentally is, then you’re without a box and you can’t talk logically. Of course, you can distinguish ‘is’ from ‘is not,’ but only in a very limited way—as I can say, I have a pen in my left hand. I do not have a pen in my right hand. And from this we abstract the idea of ‘to be’ and ‘not to be,’ ‘is’ and ‘isn’t.’ But when we consider Being—with a capital ‘B’—this includes not only such ‘is’es as celestial bodies, but also such ‘isn’t’s as the space that encompasses them. And these two go together, as we shall see in more detail as the time goes on. But now, a perfectly logical person would therefore say that the notion of the Self—the Ātman, as the fundamental reality in which everything else exists—is meaningless. And, of course, from a logical point of view it is. But at the same time, just because something cannot be put into a logical category does not indicate that it isn’t real. The Self, you see, bears somewhat the same relationship to the world as the diaphragm of the speaker in this radio bears to the music you’ve just been hearing. None of the music was about the diaphragm and nobody said anything about there being a diaphragm. The diaphragm, as such, didn’t come into the picture, and yet it was everything in the picture. All those different noises were vibrations of this thin film of metal. So, also, with your eardrum. So, also, with the apparatus of your eyes.”~Alan Watts, excerpt from ‘the world as self’ part of the ‘out of your mind’ audio series . . . #alanwatts#consciousness#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#macro_vision#macro_brilliance#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#sombrescapes#sombresociety#spirituality#morayshire#top_macro#tv_foggy#vzcomacro#vzcomood#solarcollective#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine#divine_forest#stayandwonder#moody_tones#philosophy#hinduism

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..☁️🐑ॐ.. . Morning peace on the nearby hillsides.. beyond the flimsy veil of thoughts which predominate the cultural landscape of humanity.. . “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind”~Jiddu Krishnamurti . . . #consciousness#chasingfog#dscvr_mood#dscvr_mist#ethereal_moods#eliteklub#folkgreen#gominimalmag#lightzine#minimalmood#moody_tones#jiddukrishnamurti#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_minimal#rsa_fog#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#stayandwonder#sombrescapes#sombresociety#tv_foggy#tv_simplicity#vzcomood#solarcollective#thislifemagazine#theblisspr0ject#spirituality#morayshire

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..🌿🌫ॐ.. . “For every individual is a unique manifestation of the whole, as every branch is a particular outreaching of the tree. To manifest individuality, every branch must have a sensitive connection with the tree, just as our independently moving and differentiated fingers must have a sensitive connection with the whole body. The point, which can hardly be repeated too often, is that differentiation is not separation.”~Alan Watts . . . #alanwatts#chasingfog#divine_forest#dscvr_mist#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#eliteklub#enchanting_forest#folkgreen#ig_shotz_trees#loves_united_trees#moody_tones#morayshire#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_fog#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#stayandwonder#sombrescapes#sombresociety#splendid_trees#splendid_woodlands#tv_foggy#tree_magic#tree_brilliance#vzcomood#solarcollective#thislifemagazine#theblisspr0ject

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..🍃🌸ॐ.. . “We have been brought up to experience ourselves as isolated centers of awareness and action, placed in a world that is *not* us, that is foreign, alien, other -- which we confront. Whereas, in fact, the way an ecologist describes human behavior is as an action: what you *do* is what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now. You are something that the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is something that the whole ocean is doing. This is not what you might call a fatalistic or deterministic idea. You see, you might be a fatalist if you think that you are a sort of puppet which life pushes around. You're separate from life, but life dominates you. That's fatalism. But in the point of view I'm expressing, the real you is not a puppet which life pushes around. The *real,* deep down you *is* the whole universe, and it's doing your living organism, and all its behavior. It's expressing it as a singer sings a song....our real body is not just what's inside the skin, but our whole total external environment.”~Alan Watts, The Tao of Philosophy: Man in Nature(1965) . . . #chasinglight#dscvr_mood#divine_forest#alanwatts#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#macro_vision#macro_brilliance#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#stayandwonder#philosophy#splendid_woodlands#tv_simplicity#theblisspr0ject#solarcollective#thislifemagazine#top_macro#vzcomacro#vzcomood#lightzine#morayshire#moody_tones#spirituality

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..🌿☀️ॐ...Wandering through dreamy summer greenery at sunrise.“Once again, because the order of thought is a linear, bit-by-bit series, it can approximate but never comprehend a system of relations in which everything is happening simultaneously. It would be as if our narrowed consciousness had to take charge of all the operations of the body so that, unless it took thought of them, the glands and nerves and arteries could not do their work. As language, both written and spoken, so eloquently shows, the order of thought must be strung out in a line. But nature is not strung out in a line. Nature is, at the very least, a volume, and at most an infinitely dimensioned field. We need, then, another conception of natural order than the logical, than the order of the Logos or word based on bit-by-bit awareness.As Needham has shown, Chinese philosophy provides this in the Neo-Confucian (and Buddhist) conception of li, for which there has been no better English equivalent than ‘principle’. Li is the universal principle of order, but in this case the principle or principles cannot be stated in terms of law (tse). The root meaning of li is the markings in jade, the grain in wood, or the fiber in muscle. The root meaning of tse is the writing of imperial laws upon sacrificial caldrons. Now the markings in jade are ‘formless’. That is to say, they are unsymmetrical, fluid, and intricate pattens which appeal highly to the Chinese sense of beauty. Thus when it is said that the Tao has ‘no shape’ we are not to imagine a uniform blank so much as a pattern without clearly discernible features, in other words, just exactly what the Chinese painter admires in rocks and clouds, and what he sometimes conveys in the texture of black ink applied with bold strokes of a rather dry brush.”~Alan Watts: Nature, man and woman(1958)pg72-73...#alanwatts#chasinglight#divine_forest#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#enchanting_forest#folkgreen#ig_shotz_trees#morayshire#moody_tones#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#sombrescapes#splendid_woodlands#theblisspr0ject#tv_lovelylanes#tree_magic#tree_brilliance#taoism#vzcomood#solarcollective#thislifemagazine#stayandwonder#philosophy#lightzine
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..🌿☀️ॐ.. . Wandering through dreamy summer greenery at sunrise . “Once again, because the order of thought is a linear, bit-by-bit series, it can approximate but never comprehend a system of relations in which everything is happening simultaneously. It would be as if our narrowed consciousness had to take charge of all the operations of the body so that, unless it took thought of them, the glands and nerves and arteries could not do their work. As language, both written and spoken, so eloquently shows, the order of thought must be strung out in a line. But nature is not strung out in a line. Nature is, at the very least, a volume, and at most an infinitely dimensioned field. We need, then, another conception of natural order than the logical, than the order of the Logos or word based on bit-by-bit awareness. As Needham has shown, Chinese philosophy provides this in the Neo-Confucian (and Buddhist) conception of li, for which there has been no better English equivalent than ‘principle’. Li is the universal principle of order, but in this case the principle or principles cannot be stated in terms of law (tse). The root meaning of li is the markings in jade, the grain in wood, or the fiber in muscle. The root meaning of tse is the writing of imperial laws upon sacrificial caldrons. Now the markings in jade are ‘formless’. That is to say, they are unsymmetrical, fluid, and intricate pattens which appeal highly to the Chinese sense of beauty. Thus when it is said that the Tao has ‘no shape’ we are not to imagine a uniform blank so much as a pattern without clearly discernible features, in other words, just exactly what the Chinese painter admires in rocks and clouds, and what he sometimes conveys in the texture of black ink applied with bold strokes of a rather dry brush.”~Alan Watts: Nature, man and woman(1958)pg72-73 . . . #alanwatts#chasinglight#divine_forest#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#enchanting_forest#folkgreen#ig_shotz_trees#morayshire#moody_tones#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#sombrescapes#splendid_woodlands#theblisspr0ject#tv_lovelylanes#tree_magic#tree_brilliance#taoism#vzcomood#solarcollective#thislifemagazine#stayandwonder#philosophy#lightzine

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..🌳🌤ॐ...“If the universe were made, there would of course be someone who knows *how* it is made -- who could explain how it was put together bit by bit as a technician can explain in one-at-a-time words how to assemble a machine. But a universe which grows utterly excludes the possibility of knowing how it grows in the clumsy terms of thought and language, so that no Taoist would dream of asking whether the Tao knows how it produces the universe. For it operates according to spontaneity, not according to plan. Lao-tzu says: ‘The Tao's principle is spontaneity.’ But spontaneity is not by any means a blind, disorderly urge, a mere power of caprice. A philosophy restricted to the alternatives of conventional language has no way of conceiving an intelligence which does not work according to plan, according to a (one-at-a-time) order of thought. Yet the concrete evidence of such an intelligence is right to hand in our own thoughtlessly organized bodies. For the Tao does not "know" how it produces the universe just as we do not "know" how we construct our brains.”~Alan Watts, The Way of Zen (1957)...#createscenery#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#gominimalmag#morayshire#moody_tones#minimalmood#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_minimal#rsa_vsco#stayandwonder#tree_magic#tree_brilliance#tv_simplicity#vzcomood#alanwatts#taoism#solarcollective#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine#shotoniphone
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..🌳🌤ॐ.. . “If the universe were made, there would of course be someone who knows *how* it is made -- who could explain how it was put together bit by bit as a technician can explain in one-at-a-time words how to assemble a machine. But a universe which grows utterly excludes the possibility of knowing how it grows in the clumsy terms of thought and language, so that no Taoist would dream of asking whether the Tao knows how it produces the universe. For it operates according to spontaneity, not according to plan. Lao-tzu says: ‘The Tao's principle is spontaneity.’ But spontaneity is not by any means a blind, disorderly urge, a mere power of caprice. A philosophy restricted to the alternatives of conventional language has no way of conceiving an intelligence which does not work according to plan, according to a (one-at-a-time) order of thought. Yet the concrete evidence of such an intelligence is right to hand in our own thoughtlessly organized bodies. For the Tao does not "know" how it produces the universe just as we do not "know" how we construct our brains.”~Alan Watts, The Way of Zen (1957) . . . #createscenery#dscvr_mood#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#gominimalmag#morayshire#moody_tones#minimalmood#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_rural#rsa_minimal#rsa_vsco#stayandwonder#tree_magic#tree_brilliance#tv_simplicity#vzcomood#alanwatts#taoism#solarcollective#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine#shotoniphone

4 weeks ago
..🌿☁️ॐ...“The architectonic and artificial style of Christianity is nowhere clearer than in the idea of God as the *maker* of the world, and thus of the world itself as an artifact which has been constructed in accordance with a plan, and which has, therefore, a purpose and an explanation. But the mode of action of the Tao is called *wu-wei,* translatable both as "nonstriving" and "nonmaking." For from the standpoint of Taoist philosophy natural forms are not made but *grown,* and there is a radical difference between the organic and the mechanical. Things which are made, such as houses, furniture, and machines, are an assemblage of parts put together, or shaped, like sculpture, from the outside inwards. But things which grow shape themselves from within outwards. They are not assemblages of originally distinct parts; they partition themselves, elaborating their own structure from the whole to the parts, from the simple to the complex. It is fascinating to watch the formation of nature's most unnatural-looking object -- the crystal. For it does not appear in the solution piece by piece but altogether at once, as if it were a projected image gradually coming into focus upon a screen. Similarly, the lines of force in a magnetic field do not appear serially as in drawing, but constellate themselves in the iron filings as if a thousand hands were drawing them simultaneously -- all in perfect co-ordination. Even when such an object as a plant-stem grows linearly, it does not do so by mere addition, as one builds a wall of bricks or pours concrete. The whole form expands from within, and this direction -- from within -- is exactly the meaning of the Chinese term for "nature," *tzu-jan* or spontaneity.”~Alan Watts, Nature, Man and Woman (1958), Vintage Books, pg39-40....#alanwatts#chasingfog#dscvr_mist#eliteklub#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#ig_shotz_trees#morayshire#moody_tones#minimalmood#gominimalmag#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_fog#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#rsa_minimal#stayandwonder#sombrescapes#sombresociety#solarcollective#tv_foggy#tv_lovelylanes#tv_simplicity#taoism#vzcomood#spirituality
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..🌿☁️ॐ.. . “The architectonic and artificial style of Christianity is nowhere clearer than in the idea of God as the *maker* of the world, and thus of the world itself as an artifact which has been constructed in accordance with a plan, and which has, therefore, a purpose and an explanation. But the mode of action of the Tao is called *wu-wei,* translatable both as "nonstriving" and "nonmaking." For from the standpoint of Taoist philosophy natural forms are not made but *grown,* and there is a radical difference between the organic and the mechanical. Things which are made, such as houses, furniture, and machines, are an assemblage of parts put together, or shaped, like sculpture, from the outside inwards. But things which grow shape themselves from within outwards. They are not assemblages of originally distinct parts; they partition themselves, elaborating their own structure from the whole to the parts, from the simple to the complex. It is fascinating to watch the formation of nature's most unnatural-looking object -- the crystal. For it does not appear in the solution piece by piece but altogether at once, as if it were a projected image gradually coming into focus upon a screen. Similarly, the lines of force in a magnetic field do not appear serially as in drawing, but constellate themselves in the iron filings as if a thousand hands were drawing them simultaneously -- all in perfect co-ordination. Even when such an object as a plant-stem grows linearly, it does not do so by mere addition, as one builds a wall of bricks or pours concrete. The whole form expands from within, and this direction -- from within -- is exactly the meaning of the Chinese term for "nature," *tzu-jan* or spontaneity.”~Alan Watts, Nature, Man and Woman (1958), Vintage Books, pg39-40. . . . #alanwatts#chasingfog#dscvr_mist#eliteklub#ethereal_moods#folkgreen#ig_shotz_trees#morayshire#moody_tones#minimalmood#gominimalmag#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_fog#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#rsa_minimal#stayandwonder#sombrescapes#sombresociety#solarcollective#tv_foggy#tv_lovelylanes#tv_simplicity#taoism#vzcomood#spirituality

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..🐑☁️ ॐ.. . Local hill-sheep.. . “We’re all trained by our parents, by our teachers, by our peer groups to experience our own existence as an ego in a capsule of skin confronted by an external world that is not ourselves. Definitely not! And that this external world is something that really threatens us because we’ve been brought up to the idea that-basically-it’s mechanism. It’s a stupid, unintelligent manifestation of energy. Right out in the farthest galaxies it’s nothing but fire and gas. Nearer to us it’s nothing but water and rock. And it’s full of buzzing insects and other organisms that are inferior to the human status and therefore something that’s not to be trusted at all. And we have been brought up to the idea that we come into this scene as if we were complete strangers to it, we are born by an accident of bad rubber goods, something like that. And we arrive in this and confront it (slapping sound)like that! See? It’s outside there. And this is a hallucination. All this is a complete fantasy. Official people in psychiatry complained about hallucinatory states induced by LSD and so on and so forth but they are nothing, they are nothing in their hallucinations compared with the hallucination of being a skin-encapsulated ego. One is not that.”~Alan Watts . . . #alanwatts#chasingfog#createcommune#dscvr_mist#ethereal_moods#eliteklub#gominimalmag#minimalmood#morayshire#moody_tones#nb_nature_brilliance#folkgreen#folksouls#rsa_fog#rsa_mininal#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#stayandwonder#spirituality#sombrescapes#sombresociety#tv_simplicity#tv_foggy#vzcomood#solarcollective#theblisspr0ject#thislifemagazine

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..🌫🌲ॐ.. . “Hitherto, Western science has stressed the attitude of objectivity -- a cold, calculating, and detached attitude through which it appears that natural phenomena, including the human organism, are nothing but mechanisms. But, as the word itself implies, a universe of mere objects is objectionable. We feel justified in exploiting it ruthlessly, but now we are belatedly realizing that the ill-treatment of the environment is damage to ourselves -- for the simple reason that subject and object cannot be separated, and that we and our surroundings are the process of a unified field, which is what the Chinese call Tao. In the long run, we simply have no other alternative than to work along with this process by attitudes and methods which could be as effective technically as judo, the "gentle Tao," is effective athletically. As human beings have to make the gamble of trusting one another in order to have any kind of workable community, we must also take the risk of trimming our sails to the winds of nature. For our "selves" are inseparable from this kind of universe, and there is nowhere else to be.”~Alan Watts, Tao: The Watercourse Way, Pantheon Books, 1975, pp. 16-17. . . . #alanwatts#chasingfog#createcommune#divine_forest#dscvr_mist#ethereal_moods#eliteklub#enchanting_forest#folkgreen#ig_shotz_trees#loves_united_trees#morayshire#moody_tones#nb_nature_brilliance#rsa_fog#rsa_rural#rsa_vsco#sombrescapes#sombresociety#stayandwonder#splendid_trees#splendid_woodlands#tv_foggy#tv_simplicity#tree_magic#tree_brilliance#thislifemagazine#theblisspr0ject#vzcomood#taoism

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