«Fui sobre agua edificada, mis muros de fuego son. Esta es mi insignia y blasón»
Darapti, Felapton, Bramantip, and Fesapo
Thirty spokes join in one hub
In its emptiness, there is the function of a vehicle
Mix clay to create a container
In its emptiness, there is the function of a container
Cut open doors and windows to create a room
In its emptiness, there is the function of a room
Therefore, that which exists is used to create benefit
That which is empty is used to create functionality
(Tao Te King. Verse XI)
Religious people often assume that those without a belief in the supernatural cannot find beauty and inspiration in this world. Non-believers know that meaning in this world is of their own making and not dictated by a higher being... (Elisabeth Cornwell, Evolutionary Psychologist, "I Don't Need God to be Inspired," Center for Inquiry - LA, 7 October 2012)
|Favourite philosophers||John Locke, Berkeley, David Hume (Empiricism). Empedokles and Thales of Miletus (Ancient Greece). Pío Baroja. Søne Kierkegaard (the concept of anxiety). Tao Te King verses so Taoism.|
The anxiety is intense when the person is most original (Søne Kierkegaard).
Qualities, which in truth are nothing in the Objects themselves, but Powers to produce various Sensations in us by their primary Qualities, i.e. by the Bulk, Figure, Texture, and Motion of their insensible parts, as Colours, Sounds, Tasts, etc. These I call secondary Qualities. [John Locke. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Book II, Chapter VIII].
Oh!" I said. "Of course! You add yellow, and you can get yellow, but you couldn't do it without the yellow. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" Adventures of a Curious Character [1985, Bantam Books, 1986, 1989]