Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Perfect Man

The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing; it refuses nothing; it receives, but does not keep.

Chuang Tzu thoughts are expressed in a simple way, but the meaning of the word perfect makes them difficult to grasp, especially when we rely on the rational meaning of perfect. In order to connect to Chuang Tzu’s perfect the word must be redefined as something that is constantly changing; it is a reflection of a moment in now where all things exist. A mirror is a good explain of a reflection of perfect for it shows all manifestations as they appear, but it never claims them. It accepts all reflections, but does not try to control them; it releases them without judgment. Each time the external form changes, the reflection becomes another aspect of perfect within the limits of its own rationality.

The perfect man may be defined as an expanding consciousness floating in a series of reflections that mirror the self in some way. The self moves through the now of moments and an aspect of that self discovers the impulses of pulsating energy which create thoughts, perceptions, beliefs and choices. Another self tries to control as well as overpower these self created images, and we experience fragments of a confused ego, which is stuffed in the illusion of a limited as well as distorted perfection.

This aspect of self believes perfect is the ultimate, the pinnacle, and those beliefs create self inflicted stress and fear, which manifest as imperfection. We trap this aspect in low frequency pulsating energy. Each vibration brings more resistance to light in that frequency, but this self created separation from self is just the tool we use to eventually dig under the rubble of our own distorted vibrations because in truth, we always employ our mind in the calmness that grasps nothing.

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