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Monday, March 10, 2014

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POM:Theology Of Mind  -  Jan 31, 2014
Some Taoists believe immortality is the attaining of spiritual freedom through effortless spontaneity and creativity.

Perhaps the best known Taoist phrase is, "To be is to do." Such a general phrase has many possible interpretations. Unfortunately, in the West, the most common interpretation is something like, "Don’t bother doing anything." Rather than a philosophy of non-action, Taoism should be considered a belief of creative quietism. Lao Tzu advocated a life of action determined by modesty and individual conscience when he wrote:

The sanest man Sets up no deed, Lays down no law, Takes everything that happens as it comes, As something to animate, not to appropriate, To earn, not to own, To accept naturally without self-importance: If you never assume importance You never lose it..

Image: Chase Alias' Connected

From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012 Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias

http://flic.kr/p/jhruxW

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Assaf Koss
Feb 2, 2014
What's with the macho erotic picture? I thought it was an article haha.

I feel strongly that people revert to non-doing, because they are overwhelmed by their conditions. At least, non-doing as compared to a healthy person who enjoys a good rest, every day. :-)


Chase Alias
Feb 2, 2014
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That's the exact point. Many confuse the ideas of Taoism. My beliefs are more along the lines of creation on a daily basis. Very Korean in practice. The image is from my Endogenous Series. Which is about
Mixing method acting with gonzo journalism which, is also called Immersionism. The emotions in the images are derived from within the process.

The capture is an amalgam between what was planned and what occurred. The series takes on many aspects of my life as an artist and an Immersionist


Assaf Koss
Feb 2, 2014
Oh, so it's you, practicing Tao understanding. :-D Amusing idea. Cool.


Chase Alias
Feb 2, 2014
It's not as much practice as attempted understanding of existing philosophy. And I'm not sure why it's so amusing. It's always so interesting to me how people seem to be so quick to snappy judgmental remarks without first researching the foundation or credentials upon which they are making these statements.

The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. -Dalai Lama


Chase Alias
Feb 2, 2014
Thanks for the compliments 


Assaf Koss
Feb 10, 2014
The idea that critical thinking about others, somehow negates critical thinking about the self, does not sit well with me.

There is responsibility in sharing with others.


Chase Alias
Feb 10, 2014
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Exactly. People often think too critically of others in an effort to negate self reflection. The Dalai Lama says some trippy stuff 
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