Monday, January 6, 2014

Forms & Attaining Formlessness

     “A Way consists of principle (ri) and techniques. The principle is formless or abiding in the Tao. Techniques are forms which were once spontaneous expressions of principle by a master. By perfecting form through countless repetitions, a person attains to formlessness. Then a person accords with the myriad changes naturally. Without principle, technique is mechanical; without technique, principle cannot be expressed.”

       Sayama MK. “Samadhi. Self-development in Zen, swordsmanship, and psychotherapy.” State University of New York Press, 1986. 

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