Old is New

02023-02-02 | Philosophy | 2 comments

About 1,500 years passed between these two statements. I am slowly working my way through the James Bridle book. Highly recommended.

To be non-binary, in human and machinic terms, is to reject utterly the false dichotomies that produce violence as the direct consequence of inequality. A culture of binary language splits us in two, and makes us choose which parts of ourselves fit existing power structures. To assert non-binariness is to heal this divide and to make different claims of agency and power possible.
from Ways of Being, by James Bridle

The Great Way is not difficult
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.

Third Patriarch of Zen

2 Comments

  1. anne

    only men write this stuff.

    Reply
    • ottmar

      well, someone has to do it… ;-)

      Reply

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