Alo and De Middle Way








Alo and De Middle Way #23


Alo and De Middle Way

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 October 01, 2018



De: You have grown more quiet lately...

Alo: Yes... many of the things, that for so long had troubled me... they are now ebbing.

De: That is good... I also have fewer concerns... not as much to talk about anymore...

Alo: Good... my heart, glad comfort... your happiness, is my happiness. Our environment, is growing more peaceful...

De: Yes...

Alo: I am hoping that Jun's trip will be of benefit for her...

De: Me also...

Alo: You are also aware, that eventually she will ask about the creativity within a physical form... she will begin to question herself... and question chidao...

De: Yes, and it is not an easy thing to speak of... to tell a person of a created thing, it causes desire... it would cause a person to expect a physical reward, and it would harm their path.

Alo: I suspect that Morning Dove has become aware of some of the things that we do, but he is respectful, and does not speak of it.

De: Yes, he has seen... I have watched him purposefully make comparisons... I believe he knows...

Alo: Nature has a good sense of humor... it does not permit its way to be seen, except by people who no longer care to see the way...

De: Yes... to people who will not abuse the thing...

Alo: I had previously been thinking of my memories, of the many different ways that I have presented chidao... decades, of trying different approaches... none of my attempts succeeded.

De: Yes... I am thinking about how you used the illustration of a pivot and a length of wood... where the wood balanced upon top of the pivot, there was harmony of the wood's natures relative to the pivot's top, and relative to the earth's gravity... three things, independent of the other, working together, to create the balance... and when you held the wood's middle a far distance from the pivot, it illustrated that the harmony of balance could no longer happen... the wood did not change, nor the pivot, nor the gravity... all that changed was the degree of how changing one ingredient will change the creation... the change causes disharmony.

Alo: And no one could see...

De: No... to me, it appeared that no one was aware of their own thoughts, nor aware enough to recognize how their own mind learned from experiencing Nature... no thoughts, no extrapolations, no understanding. The people might express one corner of the topic, but never could the people express three angles of the topic...

Alo: But the people did not so much as form a concept of a 'middle way'... the people did not recognize that too much of any external thing, causes an imbalance... the people did not cross-light how imbalances exist within a person's own mind also.

De: The people, they remained selfish...

Alo: Yes... and now I am growing more concerned, that it might never be possible for me to explain anything to the outsiders... if the outsiders cannot cross-light and extrapolate a mere board and pivot, then, is it not hopeless?



De: I have heard many teachings of a 'middle way'... what I heard, was much talk about behaving with mediocracy, that is relative to the culture's present era... the 'middle way' is not taught to be relative to Nature's way... the 'middle ways' use cultural values for gravity, the teachings themselves are the pivot, and to use one's own behavior to be as the unthinking stick of wood... but that renders the 'middle way' to not be a middle at all... if the culture were all violent, then the 'middle way' would merely be a mediocre violence...

Alo: Yes... and if the culture were beautiful, intelligent, and peaceful, then the 'middle way' would aim for mediocre intelligence, mediocre appearances, and a mediocre degree of peacefulness... a 'middle way' of behavior, it cannot be accompanied with inner harmony.

De: Agreed... wishy-washy... all teachings of a 'middle way' are wishy-washy... tomorrow the people's cultures will change, and the people following a 'middle way' must then also change...

Alo: Yes, no 'fist fist to bosom', no inner stability, no correct thinking... the whole of the person's life must conform to what other people do, which is no middle way at all... it is a full surrender to the whims of man's worst faults.

De: And, so, what next?

Alo: I, have no idea... seriously, no idea of what might be capable of penetrating the outsiders' thoughts.

De: What if, you make use of what the outsiders wish for most? Of what the outsiders most want for themselves, but, change the approach somehow... somehow make the approach appear to be something that the outsiders want?

Alo: Vanity... selfishness... the outsiders want intelligence, money, beauty, many mates, and social status... basically nothing else. Some of the old philosophies fed upon a similar approach, of promising followers to have social status, and to be smart if the people followed the philosophies.

De: Then, pick one, and pose the possibilities... but, that would not work either would it?

Alo: True... the outsiders, they claim that their smartest people teach that the universe came into existence through binary... but you already know that I tried for about fifteen years to explain to the people that it is simply not possible for binary to be rational... it is utterly impossible for any two things to ever be identical, the same, or equal... binary simply does not exist also... and two things by themselves cannot create a new thing also... without gravity, a stick of wood cannot balance upon a pivot, without the wood there can be no balance, without the pivot there can be no balance... if the outsiders can sincerely believe in a binary origin of Nature, then... well... I cannot so much as imagine what sort of thoughts might be in the people's minds.

De: And so, then, the old teachings of a 'middle way'... the teachings were not so wrong were they? Did not the men who created the teachings know that the people could not be smart?

Alo: I think you are surely correct... 'middle ways' are for the people who are not able to think their own thoughts, nor able to choose their own behaviors... feed upon the people's selfishness... feed upon the people's desires... feed upon the people's vanity... herd cattle by promising the rewards of food... herd humans by promising rewards...

De: And the old men who taught the 'middle way'... they openly admitted their intentions also, did they not?

Alo: Yes... the old men, they also knew that there was no hope, and quite humorously, still the people followed the teachings!

De: Ha! Yes, well... oh well...

Alo: My laughter... yes, perhaps that sums the whole of how to approach the problem... simply, sigh, and then say, 'oh well'...

De: Ha! Problem solved!