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By Ken Wilber

"In the ambitiously titled a quick background of every little thing, Wilber maintains his look for the first styles that take place in all geographical regions of life. Like Hegel within the West and Aurobindo within the East, Wilber is a philosopher within the grand systematic culture, an highbrow adventurer eager about not anything lower than the complete process evolution, life's final trajectory—in a notice, every little thing. . . . Combining non secular sensitivity with huge, immense highbrow knowing and a method of attractiveness and readability, a quick historical past of every little thing is a clarion demand seeing the realm as a complete, a lot at odds with the miserable reductionism of classy Foucault-derivative educational philosophy."— San Francisco Chronicle

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That is, he argues that if one “diligently endeavors to continue to be good at resonating (shan 善), then the bad will be done away with, and so will the good. 惡盡去則善因以亡, 故 26 Chapter 2 舍曰善而曰成之者性, 23). Zhang Zai’s understanding of shan (善) is translated as “good at resonating” here on the following grounds. According to him: “Equilibrium is the source of shan, and emptiness is the source of equilibrium” (靜者善之本, 虛者靜之本, 325) and also “utmost shan is emptiness” (至善者虛也, 326). ’” 16 Thus, for Zhang Zai, “transformation (化 hua),” which is the expansion and intensification of the our experience into a greater one, is not gained by a discontinuous and sudden leap from the bad (this world ) to the good (emptiness) which exists beyond the bad (this world).

8) As discussed above, the capacity for resonance, potency of nature, and emptiness are all different expressions of creativity. The above passage shows that Zhang Zai considers the Buddhist to view creativity and this world constituted of the myriad things, physical form, and humans as externally related. That is, for the Buddhist, creativity (as a unifying power) is separated from this world (of diversity) and made into a transcendent reality, and for them, this world is devoid of any creative potential.

Although the potency of nature has been obtained, the human realm is not left behind. This is what is called “not leaving behind”, “not getting absorbed” and “not transgressing” in the Yijing. (65) The world manifest to us is a world of plurality and diversity constituted of a myriad of particulars. According to Zhang Zai, the Buddhist considers our experience of the plurality, diversity, and particularity of this world as an illusion and obstacle that hinders us from apprehending and experiencing emptiness/nothingness as an absolute realm of oneness where the many are annihilated.

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