deep-deep surface thought

"What characterizes the sage, according to Zhuangzi, is the fact that his breathing is "deep-deep." Not only does it embody harmonious regulation in its alternation, but, moreover, the intensive implied by the repetition of the word tells us that respiration must extend throughout the physical being to the very extremities: 'The authentic man breathes from his heels,' in other words, to his foundations; the common man breathes only 'from his throat.'" — François Jullien, Vital Nourishment

???? jingshan park,
beijing, china
august 2008


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