Alo and De Not Fade








Alo and De Not Fade #108


Alo and De Not Fade

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2019 January 05, 2019



Yan: The sentence, arranged, in modern structure, is close to 'I have not met a love walk-virtue person similar to a love appearance person'. Several different ways of interpreting the sentence's meaning, but my first impression was that the sentence's idea said something like, 'people do not value virtue as much as they value being seen as attractive'. The east man, his translation is similar... 'I have not seen one who loves virtue as he loves beauty.'

Alo: Yes... outsiders, do, hold greater value and importance, upon vanity, than upon quality...

Yan: But beauty fades... becomes ugly... spend life wishing for beauty, but then grow old and become ugly... always suffer failure... life's purpose always fails... the people always end life with regrets...

Alo: Outer beauty, always fades... inner beauty, maybe not fade... if, life is without turmoil, then, inner beauty not harmed... inner beauty never fades...

Yan: Virtue is a beauty, one of the greatest beauties to me... makes little difference to me, what the outside looks like, if the inside is beautiful... although, of course, it is nice when the inside and outside are both beautiful, like Jun...

Jun: Flattery... embarrassing...

Yan: Not flattery if true... but, yes, embarrassing, and I apologize...

Jun: No great harm, but now I am embarrassed, and less beautiful because of embarrassment! Ha!

Yan: Ha! Maybe, but maybe not... increased modesty is itself a beauty... maybe I need to embarrass you a lot more!

Jun: Two can play that game!

Yan: Uh-oh... okay, I will be nice... ha!

Alo: Two, close, of harmony, can tease playfully, and cause no harm... outside of harmony, same words, would cause harm... similar for community... we know the boundaries of what is of harmony, and we can playfully tease without causing harm, but, if outsiders said the same things, the outsiders' words would have arrived from a different heart, not like our community heart... outsider words would cause harm... cause, community beauty to fade...

Yan: Agreed... seclusion from outsiders, appears to be the best choice... perhaps somewhat similar to some of the systems of belief, that have temples and communities at a distance from society... but the choice here would not be to have a community of doctrines, but rather a community of beautiful virtue...

Alo: Very much agreed... but each step does take time... virtue, is a thing that a person becomes... natural growth pattern, when proper ingredients are combined, one at a time...

De: The elders... they have helped us, approach close...

Alo: Yes... and continues to flower... about twenty years for a baby to become an adult... fifty years for a big tree to mature... a couple hundred years for a community to mature... thousands of years for a species to self-improve... untold years for the best things to mature... all takes time, all, requires different time...



Yan: Alo... I continue to muse of what we spoke about previously... of, Nature not being flat. I suspect, that I have recognized something there... so obvious that it is indeed hidden open... so obvious, that I know to not speak the words out-loud where someone else might hear... but, here, where our community is traveling... something, is not yet obvious to me. I can see a not-fade in one direction, but I also do not yet see why... something there, that keeps a thing bright... something else, therefore, must enable a thing to fade...

Alo: Yes, always the only honorable choice, to never speak the words out-loud... if, outsiders heard the words, then, the outsiders would memorize the words, then invent crazy-wild systems of belief around the memorized words, and the outsiders would then loudly claim that they are smart... also, the outsiders would use the words as weapons, to harm other people... but, yes, there is a thing that prevents fade... we are already walking that path... all four of us...

De: All things, we four have chatted about... all, point, to the thing that does not fade...

Alo: Yes... little pieces, here, and there... the mind assembles the many concepts, uses, ratios to analyze... if, a mind is conscious, and can think curves, then, the answer is there...

De: New ancient writing found... 'great learning, it way involved-in bright bright morals involved-in oneself'...

Alo: Yes, a very interesting writing... it also follows, briefly... 'bright bright morals be heaven below... govern nation... uniform his home'... the idea of morals, and virtue, are, as if, vague, but we four, know what the words mean... we know, what, the words imply...

Yan: Jun's eyes wide, like mine... then... then this really is the path?

Alo: The ancients spoke of a people who were more ancient... spoke of the more-ancient people as being wonderful of walk-virtue... today, we cannot imagine it being possible for a whole nation to walk-virtue, but, perhaps the ancient-ancient nation might have existed once... and yes, if a nation could exist like that, then, only one known way... walk-virtue...

De: What the new-found writing also speaks of...

Alo: Yes... a little, scary, in a way... it again points to a culture that might have indeed been 'heaven under'...

Yan: But if the nation did exist, then it faded... it does not exist today...

Alo: Agreed... selfishness rose, walk-virtue fell... nation, fell...

Yan: Then, for our own community, walk-virtue would become one of the core ingredients for our future community...

Jun: But, that, there... again, it parallels the things not being said...

Yan: Yes... starting to make sense to me now... actually, quite simple... much, too simple really...

Alo: We use different words today, give, the words, different definitions, but the concepts remain parallel...

Yan: Oh... but that thought also flows so similar as the common phrase 'garden of Eden', of from where fallen man arrived... a beautiful place, of harmony with heaven below... now, faded into nothing, because of people's selfishness... people still yearn, to return to the garden of Eden, but, effortlessly, and without walk-virtue...

Alo: Yes... as the new-found writing also suggests... 'involved-in oneself walk-virtue' is the foundation... no magical garden of Eden will appear without walk-virtue... no paradise will exist, for people without their own 'involved-in oneself walk-virtue'... a bright heaven cannot be handed to a heart that is dark...