In Three Ways of Thought by Arthur Waley, in the Chuang-Tzu section, which uses excerpts from Chuang Tzu, Lao Tzu, and Lieh Tzu, I encountered a concept called “double injury.” Anyone who has tried to follow the Tao would soon see that one can still despair and laugh, among other things— even Zhuangzi said that he cried when his wife died. Yet, this doesn’t seem in line with the central philosophy of following the Tao.
My mother said that she would open a homeless shelter, if she were to win the billion dollar lottery. Coincidentally, I had been musing about being homeless two days earlier. Continue reading An Idea to Wander Homeless