Tuesday, December 21, 2010

this dualistic world

There is nothing perfectly simple in this world.

Everything is doomed to final decomposition.

It seems to exist as a unit, to be itself, but there is nothing there
that cannot be reduced to its component parts.

It is sure to be dispersed.

--- D. T. Suzuki


  1. Hi, I recently ran across something similar, but I prefer D.T.'s way of saying it, and your post title is helpful too.

    "Quantum theory thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe. It shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As we penetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated 'building blocks,' but rather appears as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole." ~from The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra

  2. Hi Diane, it is interesting how Quantum theory seems to indicate that we mustn't forget about the 'subject-object relationship' in our observations. here's a quote from WWW on the "mechanism of relativity."

    'Relativity, or divided-mind, is whole-mind SPLIT BY CONCEPTUALISING. It is "mind" conceptually dividing into apparent object and the suppositional subject of that object.'