羅漢玩虎 Loahan playing with the tiger

羅漢玩虎–人之獸性–不但已被收服,更成了朋友,和諧相處,人與自然合而為一,一即一切.

而西方宗教, 文学, 芸ボ,常以善與惡,生與死,上帝與摩鬼對立的两元論, 作永無休止的鬥爭,永遠不能與大自然和諧合一.

中国人的智慧早在兩千多年前就超越了簡樸稚的两元對立論,

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知其白, 守其黑. 負其陰,抱其陽…老子

執其一端為異端, 執其兩端為聖人…程灝

一即一切, 一切即一…彿.

…………………………………………..

我視我的癌瘤如老虎, 很想與它和諧相處, 可惜道行不足, 常被它咬傷.

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loahan—a highly spiritual person, monk.

Tiger—the wild, animal nature in all of us.

Usually loahan was depicted sitting on top or taking a nap with the tiger, showing he had tamed his animal nature.

This Loahan not only tamed it, but has become it’s friend and playing together in harmony , he has become one with nature, no more dualistic good and bad struggles.

I see my cancer as the tiger and would have love to play with him, in harmony, but unfortunately I am not that enlightened, and end up bitten by him often times.

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Western art, religion and literature all have a lot to do with the struggling of the good and bad, right and wrong.

The Chinese has transcended this dualistic struggle long ago;

Know the white , keep the black. Embrace the yang, carry the ying…Tao De Ching.

Holding to one view is an extremist, holding to both views is a saint…Confucian.

One is all, all is one…Buddha.

That’s why In the last two thousand years, Jews, Buddhist, Christians, Taoist, Muslims all have settled and coexisted peacefully in China.

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