Thursday, November 20, 2003

Lately I've been reading "The River Below" by Francois Cheng. It is wonderful to learn some history and culture about China from such an amazing storyteller. Today I found a passage that relates to interdependence.

"man may be an animal with an eternal thirst, but nature has the water to satisfy his desire. It would seem that creation does not create any desires it cannot satisfy. In other words, man is thirsty because water exists. Man is of course at liberty to desire but can desire no more than what reality has to offer, hidden deep inside itself. Even when he goes so far as to desire the infinite, it is because the infinite is already there, provided for him."



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