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Taoist Meditation, 2014


Chase Alias' Taoist Meditation

an Immersion Art Video

by David S Pollack, in relation to

Connected, 2014

https://plus.google.com/115004237055574677046/posts/8MHSQxR2bg2

Some Taoists believe immortality is the attaining of spiritual freedom through effortless spontaneity and creativity.

Perhaps one of the best known Taoist phrases 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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7 comments

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 + 1
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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 + 11

Exactly. People often think too critically of others in an effort to negate self reflection. The Dalai Lama says some trippy stuff 

Some Taoists believe immortality is the attaining of spiritual freedom through effortless spontaneity and creativity.

From Endogenous Series, 2010 - 2012

Affective Memory Screen Capture by Chase Alias
#chasealias #endogenous #theorizeart #screencapture #NewMedia #Immersionist

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immersionism
Notable Figure in Immersion Journalism
David S Pollack
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