posted on Aug, 13 2003 @ 06:02 PM
I must congratulate you Rogue Trooper, not only do you have a fine name, but you are also versed in the art of war.
Indeed I made an error between Sun Tzu and Lao Tzu. However that error is understandable when the study of both great men brings alive the true human
condition of us all.
Lao Tsu is the founder of Taoism which incorporates existential skepticism, that is imperative in our society today and so lacking in the forums
The Taoist Yan Chu says:
What is man's life for? What pleasure is there in it? Is it for beauty and riches? Is it for sound and colour? But there comes a time when
beauty and riches no longer answer the needs of the heart, and when a surfeit of sound and colour becomes a weariness to the eyes and a ringing in the
So true among the generation of today, many are lost in the pleasures of life not realising that such pleasure is death, that such pleasure is the
root of the decline of our society, such pleasure is the the cancer that is eating our culture.
Lao Tsu shows us the heart of our decadence and counsells us to:
The five colours blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavours dull the taste.
Racing and hunting madden the mind.
Precious things lead one astray.
Therefore the sage is guided by what he feels and not by what he sees.
He lets go of that and chooses this
We too must let go, let go of our delusions, our suppositions, our fantasies, and instead face life coldly, without the protective coverings of self
That is my aim here to lead people in that path.
When I am a moderator I will reveal this way to the members more fully.
[Edited on 13-8-2003 by GeneralDilemma]