Alo and De Fail








Alo and De Fail #95


Alo and De Fail

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 December 24, 2018



Alo and De Update - Daybreak


Yan: Poems! I am now ready for poems! Ha! I had ventured into another odd little writing... I spent days translating sentences... the writing looked promising at first, had several good thoughts, even if a little basic... well... okay, very basic. When I landed on a phrasing that did not explain itself, I then translated similar sentences in latter paragraphs, my hoping that the latter sentences would help clarify the previous sentence... by the third paragraph of sentences, there, it was then that I saw two similar claims that were, simply, wrong... fail, major fail... huge fail... so wrong, that it voided all of the writing's teachings completely... completely failed, completely... so wrong, that I immediately closed the book, and I have no intention of ever reopening it. So... poems now! Ha!

Alo: Ha! Oh yes, I have been there... I like poems, because, not concerned of accuracy, can make a mistake, and it harms nothing... making a mistake on an important text, however, can cause harm... hurt people's feelings... poems, no stress... no worries...

De: Less stress for me also! Ha!

Alo: Ha! Yes! No voiced fretting over details... no more becoming frustrated with other people's words... but Yan... what was the tipping point for you?

Yan: It was another teaching, that claimed that calmness creates virtue... also, claimed other similar things, each proving beyond doubt that the author did not know what emotions are... once again, the teaching paralleled so many other teachings, each author making claims of being superior of awareness, and yet not can observe their own emotions...

Alo: My sigh... yes... perhaps an almost universal error... similar mistake, found in all outsider teachings... of the ten major outsider teachings, all ten fail for similar reasons... all claim to know emotions... but none of the writers know... if not know emotions, then not able to know anything of life...

Yan: A big lesson for me... to learn that humanity tends to follow individuals who claim of themselves to be masters... but, apparently, almost no one critiques what the masters claim... apparently, masters can claim most anything, and most people will accept the claim as true truth...

Alo: Absence of thinking... people, trained to memorize... trained to follow... not able think...

Yan: Apparently not... oh, I did further research some of the writing's interpretations by other people... I saw, about, maybe fifteen different translations... all, were vastly different than the other... a lot of flowering, a lot of mysticism and magics... not even fun fairy tales... I also saw two individuals claiming to be masters of the teaching... but, both men spoke third-person... neither spoke first-person... both merely recited memorized words... both hungered for veneration... so, very disheartening to me...



Alo: Yes, similar experiences for me also... holding high hopes, but to then have the hopes crushed... crushed so easily... each time, I held a hope, and a wished trust that a new teaching might be better than the teachings before... but each time, no... not better... just, more of similar mistakes... just, similar mistakes using different words...

Yan: We humans are such a primitive little species... if we cannot create a simple teaching that, has, at least some good ideas... then, that says a lot of our own inabilities...

Alo: Agreed... but, look, at you and Jun... there, what is that teaching?

Yan: Yes... oh, but yes... here, the world has changed for us... far better than anything promised by any teaching... contrasts, much greater than light and dark... I would not trade my life now, for any teaching, nor for any promise...

Jun: Me neither... words, mean nothing to me now...

Yan: We do agree... so deeply agree... and there, more happiness and usefulness than what is promised by all teachings combined... absolutely no reason at all for us to accept any other way...

Alo: A good question... how did the happiness begin, and, how, did it flower?

Yan: Yes, good question... helps to bring forward the sequence... but there, first, was the choice to choose properness... a wish, a logic, and a heart-felt need, to be proper... second, recognize that Nature's way is the only valid standard of properness... third, give effort to be like Nature's way... learn, what harmony is... then, be harmony... basically, just, using logic, but also, applying the logic...

Alo: So easy... no teaching needed... no, doctrines to believe... no words to memorize... nothing to follow... everything to become...

Yan: Precisely... my eyes redden when thinking of my now... of my years of giving the effort, I was still not able to attain the harmony that I strived for... until meeting Jun... now, looking back, it is so obvious... I had been trying to become of harmony all by myself... but that is not Nature's way... I had to finally find, that creative harmony does not exist, until given to another... Nature's way... harmony way...

Alo: Yes, similar for De and I... nothing, that can be imagined, can now be held above being ugly compared to what we now have... and not because we believe in a teaching... not because we follow a teaching... not because we trust anything... but, rather, because, we chose... and our choices were proper... we, do, like what Nature does... just that simple, but, still, so wonderful...

Yan: So very much agreed. Oh, and too, it was interesting to me, that the night before I closed the book, I had a dream, a happy dream, with a very good emotion, of an emotion that I had never felt before... the emotion was of freedom, of letting-go of and leaving behind a burdensome lifestyle that I was deeply entrenched... only after I had closed the book and walked away, I thought of the dream again... it seemed as though, maybe, the dream might have been like a precognition, of knowing that I would let-go of the book's teachings... or, maybe, subconsciously, I already knew where the teachings were leading, but either way, it was fun to see a dream and an awake life agree...

Alo: But no letting-go of Jun, and this life?

Yan: No, no way... let-go of the things that deaden the senses, heart, and mind... let-go of the burdens... let all words fall to the ground... I can now do that, because, I have a place to be...