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All Else Is Bondage ➸ [Read] ➳ All Else Is Bondage By Wei Wu Wei ➽ – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk In powerful essays, Wei Wu Wei explains Taoist and Buddhist thought in the context of modern experience, using wit and precision to convey profound insight into the nature of existence Inpowerful essays, Wei Wu Wei explains Taoist and Buddhist thought in the context of modern experience, using wit and precision to convey profound insight into the nature of existence.

  • Paperback
  • 68 pages
  • All Else Is Bondage
  • Wei Wu Wei
  • 15 October 2019
  • 9622090257

About the Author: Wei Wu Wei

Terence James Stannus Gray, better known by the pen name Wei Wu Wei, was a th century Taoist philosopher and writer Terence James Stannus Gray was born in Felixstowe, Suffolk, England on September , the son of Harold Stannus Gray and a member of a well established Irish family He was raised on an estate at the Gog Magog Hills outside Cambridge, England He received a thorough education at Ascham All Else PDF or St Vincent s School, Eastbourne, Eton and Oxford University Early in life he pursued an interest in Egyptology which culminated in the publication of two books on ancient Egyptian history and culture in This was followed by a period of involvement in the arts in Britain in the s and s as a theorist, theatrical producer, creator of radical dance dramas , publisher of several related magazines and author of two related books He was a major influence on many noted dramatists, poets and dancers of the day, including his cousin Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet which in fact had its origins in his own dance troupe at the Cambridge Festival Theatre which he leased from to He maintained his family s racehorses in England and Ireland and in his horse Zarathrustra won the Ascot Gold Cup, ridden by renowned jockey Lester Piggott in the first of his eleven wins of that raceAfter he had apparently exhausted his interest in the theatre, his thoughts turned towards philosophy and metaphysics This led to a period of travel throughout Asia, including time spent at Sri Ramana Maharshi s ashram in Tiruvannamalai, India In , at the age of , he saw the first of the Wei Wu Wei titles published The next years saw the appearance of seven subsequent books, including his final work under the further pseudonym OOO in During most of this later period he maintained a residence with his wife Natalia Bagration Imeretinsky in Monaco He is believed to have known, among others, Lama Anagarika Govinda, Dr Hubert Benoit, John Blofeld, Douglas Harding, Robert Linssen, Arthur Osborne, Robert Powell and Dr D T Suzuki He died in at the age of Wei Wu Wei s influence, while never widespread, has been profound upon many of those who knew him personally, upon those with whom he corresponded, among them British mathematician and author G Spencer Brown and Galen Sharp, as well as upon many who have read his works, including Ramesh BalsekarIt is apparent from his writings that Wei Wu Wei had studied in some depth both Eastern and Western philosophy and metaphysics, as well as theesoteric teachings of all the great religions It can also be understood from the writings that he regarded himself as merely one of many seeking so called liberation , the works themselves being seen in part as a record of this quest.



10 thoughts on “All Else Is Bondage

  1. D.K. Sale D.K. Sale says:

    I found out I don t exist at all which is a huge relief.

  2. Armand Cognetta Armand Cognetta says:

    The author begins with a strong introduction underscoring the complexities of ego death and the need for a lucid treatise on the subject and then immediately launches into the use of words like obnubilation and phrases such as this which from eternity they both were , in a completely unironic manner.There s also this, apparently insane, part It is as it is That is all you can say, and they are Maharshi s words Which means that there is no entity or object at all as such, not even ourselv The author begins with a strong introduction underscoring the complexities of ego death and the need for a lucid treatise on the subject and then immediately launches into the use of words like obnubilation and phrases such as this which from eternity they both were , in a completely unironic manner.There s also this, apparently insane, part It is as it is That is all you can say, and they are Maharshi s words Which means that there is no entity or object at all as such, not even ourselves, not even I Not even Not I How could there be Think, man, think Does not thought unite with intuition in this ultimate insight How could there be Ha ha ha What a hoot.But while the over complexifications, random bits of French and Latin, and excessive use of hyphens are probably unnecessary, you get the sense that it doesn t have egoistic roots only that the author enjoys this subject to such an extent that writing this book is a form a play for him and that he can t help with the occasional childlike flourishes of joy.Anyways, I enjoyed reading this book Ego death is the psychological process by which a person learns to de identify with the ego The basic idea is that because all concepts are fictions although often quite useful fictions , and the I or the ego that we identify with is in fact a concept, the I that we think we are doesn t actually exist in any real sense In other words, we aren t what we think we are, because we are unable to understand ourselves through any thought, or concept of self, in the same way that the concept of a tree doesn t capture the nature and infinite complexity of any given tree Thoughts and concepts are all just models, which while useful, can never fully explain the true nature of ourself which just is.The actual understanding of ego death is said to not be able to be stated in words, as it is not an actual concept, but something beyond that but it can be pointed to One who has undergone ego death is said to go beyond good and bad, pain and pleasure, and all such dichotomies because these concepts only exist when one believes oneself, and all selves, to be a separate and individual entities, rather than merely undifferentiatable parts of a unified whole Envy, hatred and malice will be no , vengeance will no longer seem desirable, we shall be invulnerable, and we know why for we have said it again and again in the foregoing pages and so there is no one to hurt any of us Love and hatred are replaced by universal benediction, manifested as kindliness and good nature towards the world around us which we now recognise as ourself

  3. Galen Sharp Galen Sharp says:

    The foundation of my intuitive research Best little book I ve ever read With patients and a good dictionary this book can get you there.

  4. Sky Feather Sky Feather says:

    This small gem is utterly mind blowing One of the most influential far out pieces of human thought I have ever read It also helped me in my process of detaching from the ego state and further to perceive in a deeper level my attachments and expectations The day I began reading it, I stayed awake until 3 in the morning, devouring each phrase, each paragraph I so much enjoyed reading this book The phenomenal subjective reality , helped me perceive myself as I truly am, that is, a vehicle o This small gem is utterly mind blowing One of the most influential far out pieces of human thought I have ever read It also helped me in my process of detaching from the ego state and further to perceive in a deeper level my attachments and expectations The day I began reading it, I stayed awake until 3 in the morning, devouring each phrase, each paragraph I so much enjoyed reading this book The phenomenal subjective reality , helped me perceive myself as I truly am, that is, a vehicle of the hyper consciousness that chooses to manifest Since there is no self, accordingly, in fact there cannot be any notion of pleasure, suffering, safety, danger etc In essence, I am not separate from any other human being When another human being is suffering, in fact I am suffering too if I choose to identify myself with the phenomenal reality What I can truly do, is to help other sentient beings realise that in fact, we are not separate There s not even a notion of we or us There s only one self , or better one consciousness, that perceives the separateness in this dimension, on this planet, acting accordingly selfishly and separately Perceiving all that, I feel lightweight, the bondage feels less visible and my consciousness expands to embrace each sentient being.Perceiving all that, I have the necessary energy to devote myself to the manifestation of the principles of the universe Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance The energy through me allows me to see that when each consciousness ie phenomenally separate human beings acts as a whole, then there s only One flow, the flow of the universe through the consciousness I and each I for that matter.And as I wrote some years ago ..this life is a dream everyone you meet is your reflection there s only One person experiencing all possibilities Whenever you forgive the other person, you heal your mind Seek your true self Thoughts in the absence of my presence I discover myself, looking at me there s something so clear that these eyes cannot perceive and then silence springs in the forest and all things have a name that cannot be spelled far away within I appear to exist and I exist to appear between what is known and what is not known Between the two my life unravels as a wave reaches the shore Who lives my life is not yet known, as the subjective perception is struggling to identify what cannot be known

  5. Alexandru Jr. Alexandru Jr. says:

    incearca sa impace advaita cu budhismul si cu taoismul, traducandu le intr un limbaj occidental.nu exista un sine ca fenomen ca obiect, ca ceva ce poate fi descoperit pentru ca sinele e subiectivitate pura, e noumenal si unic si nu are atribute nu e sinele meu sau al tau , e ceva impersonal.si toate obiectele sunt obiecte ale unei minti unice care e universul insusi, care e eu dar nu eu, alex sau eu, x dar care e pur si simplu.tot ce exista totalitatea obiectelor sun incearca sa impace advaita cu budhismul si cu taoismul, traducandu le intr un limbaj occidental.nu exista un sine ca fenomen ca obiect, ca ceva ce poate fi descoperit pentru ca sinele e subiectivitate pura, e noumenal si unic si nu are atribute nu e sinele meu sau al tau , e ceva impersonal.si toate obiectele sunt obiecte ale unei minti unice care e universul insusi, care e eu dar nu eu, alex sau eu, x dar care e pur si simplu.tot ce exista totalitatea obiectelor sunt supuse legilor cauzalitatii, adica sunt conditionate de alte obiecte fenomene iar iluzia vointei care vine din iluzia existentei unui eu separat e doar o iluzie.tot ceea ce se intampla se intampla pur si simplu.si cand intelegi asta, esti ceea ce esti, accepti ceea ce este si nu te identifici cu eul tau mic si suferind si care se crede separat.cam asta pare a fi ideea de baza.mai sunt niste lucruri pe care nu le am inteles pana la capat dar nu as fi inteles nici ceea ce am scris mai sus daca nu as fi vazut lucrurile astea intr un proces care se cheama direct pointing pe un forum care se cheama liberation unleashed.asa, cel putin, dupa experienta de direct pointing, ceea ce spune wei wu wei pare fff justificat si exact doar ca intr un limbaj destul de complex, dar oricum interesant, chiar daca nu l intelegi pana la capat.dar nu stiu cat de mult sens ar avea cartea asta pentru cineva care nu a avut deja insightul despre care se vorbeste in ea.sau poate eu proiectez insighturile mele asupra textului pe care tocmai l am citit desi nu prea cred, totul se tine prea bine si asta pare a fi cea mai coerenta interpretare

  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    I d give this 1.5 stars Couldn t finish it I think this book obscuresthan it allows one to connect with a harmonic universe And I ve decided to look elsewhere for my spiritual development Maybe I ll return to it one day, after learning from other sources about the practice of what they are trying to tell me about.

  7. Dean Dean says:

    Written with some heavy conceptual ideas and phraseology, yet one of the clearest and concise explorations into nonduality.

  8. David David says:

    there is little else i can say abut his book other than the sentaance below. check it out good readpositive negative are phenomenal conceptswe are not conceivable to all there is little else i can say abut his book other than the sentaance below. check it out good readpositive negative are phenomenal conceptswe are not conceivable to all

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