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  One day when Fa-yen Wen-i (885-958), one of the well known Chinese Ch'an masters,
has ascended his seat. From the assembly, a monk came out and asked:
-What is one drop of water from the fount of Tsao-ch'i?
Fa-yen repied:
-It's... continue...

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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LESSON IN GREEK MYTHOLOGY
vertical line Posted on Aug.09.2008 @ 03:38AM EDT by glorymind
English name: Chaos
Description: Non-gendered deity of the nothingness from which all else sprang.

It is a space that separates, that divides: after the Earth and the Sky parted, Chaos remains between both of them.

From here and here.


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Reply from IZIZIZ
Aug.11.2008
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I know that the description or explanation given as the meaning was given at a particular point in time.

I feel that it was reflective of a particular view of existence or happenings at the time. It was possibly the general experience of the status quo at the time.

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Reply from glorymind
Aug.11.2008
08:50AM EDT 
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I feel that it was reflective of a particular view [...] at the time.

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What isn't?

It makes some sense to assume that before there was 'something', there was nothing.

I liked that it parallels the idea of vacuum: the separation between the "Earth" and the "Sky" (the stars), and also the Zen/Buddhist idea of contrast/inter-conditioned existence which by being so is suggested to be 'empty'/'delusional'.

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