Saturday, June 4, 2016

Follow the dictates of your own nature

"In the Chinese world view, the harmonious cooperation of all beings arose, not from the orders of a superior authority external to themselves, but from the fact that they were all parts in a hierarchy of wholes forming a cosmic pattern, and what they obeyed were the internal dictates of their own natures."*

This makes sense if you believe that each entity is capable of receiving guidance from an inner self with access to the "cosmic pattern".

As such, we should follow "the dictates of our own natures" and allow a natural interrelationship to occur - sorting itself out - not ever bowing to any "superior" authority. 

In a sense, this ideal condition would be "The Garden of Eden" in which no knowledge of good or evil impinges on consciousness.

*Science and Civilization in China, J. Needham, Cambridge University Press, 1956; Vol. II, p. 582, as quoted in The Tao of Physics, Fritjof Capra, Shambhala Publications, 1975, p. 320.

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