Some talks really touch you, inexplicably. This one is certainly one of them to me. A personal favorite.
It is an impassioned and inspiring talk by Edward Hallinan, entitled “The Singleness of Being within the context of the work of St. Gregory of Nyssa”, which he gave here in March 2011.
Link to audio: here or here. Click here for its transcription.
“Tell me something I don’t know,” you said.
I looked at you. “I love you.”
“That I already know.”
These lines from Tao Te Ching #38 always intrigue me.
Therefore when Tao is lost, there is goodness.
When goodness is lost, there is kindness.
When kindness is lost, there is justice.
When justice is lost, there is ritual.
Now ritual is the husk of faith and loyalty, the beginning of confusion.
Knowledge of the future is only a flowery trapping of Tao.
It is the beginning of folly.
Today I was reminded of these words again, as I posed a question to Pak Hudoyo Hupudio on what discipline implies. Continue reading