Wei Wu Wei, pen name for Terence James Stannus Gray

Wei Wu
Wei, pen name for Terence James Stannus Gray
1895
1985

British Taoist Philosopher and Writer

Author Quotes

Are you still thinking, looking, living, as from an imaginary phenomenal centre? As long as you do that you can never recognize your freedom.

Humility, metaphysically, implies the absence of any entity to be either 'proud' or 'humble'.

Non-volitional living is glad living.

That is non-objective relation.

The Void is not of the nature of a black abyss or a bottomless pit. Rather is its nature 'vast and expansive like space itself'. It is apprehended as 'serene, marvelous, all-pure, brilliant and all-inclusive'. Above all does it partake of the nature of light. And it is not anything. For Void is Mind Itself, and Mind Itself is Void.

What is non-objective relation?

As long as there is a 'you' doing or not-doing, thinking or not-thinking, 'meditating' or 'not-meditating' you are no closer to home than the day you were born.

I have only one object in writing books: to demonstrate that there could not be anyone to do it.

Of the many earnest, and how earnest, people we may observe reading, attending lectures, studying and practicing disciplines, devoting their energies to the attainment of a liberation which is by definition unattainable, how many are not striving via the ego-concept which is itself the only barrier between what they think they are and that which they wish to become but always have been and always will be?

THAT which is sought is THIS which is seeking.

The writer of these lines has nothing whatsoever to teach anyone; his words are just his contribution to our common discussion of what must inevitably be for us the most important subject which could be discussed by sentient beings.

What is your trouble? Mistaken identity.

As long as we feel ourselves to be an object, or think we are such (and a 'self' is an object): that is bondage.

If we clearly apperceive the difference between direct apprehension in Whole-mind and relative comprehension by reasoning in mind divided into subject-and-object, all the apparent mysteries will disappear. For that will be found to be the key which unlocks the doors of incomprehension.

On the phenomenal plane we seek pleasure and the avoidance of pain. On the noumenal plane we know the absence of both - which is Bliss.

The Buddha forbore to specify: as long as there is any “one” to suffer — he will.

There can only be a seeing which itself is Truth.

What we appear to be is a fleeting shadow, a distorted and fragmentary reflection of what we all are when we no longer assume that we are that phenomenal appearance.

Briefly, it means to follow the flow of nature, without trying. Rather than constantly trying to fight situations and control them, which is unnatural and self-defeating, it is better to understand the true nature of the Tao, behaving completely naturally and in tune with the natural order of things.

In order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow - and that is likely to hurt.

One must know that one is not in order to be able to understand that we are.

The great difficulty here is that there isn't one.

There is no becoming. ALL IS.

What we know as 'life' is the analytical realization in the seriality of time of our eternal reality.

Destroy 'the ego', hound it, beat it, snub it, tell it where it gets off?

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First Name
Wei Wu
Last Name
Wei, pen name for Terence James Stannus Gray
Birth Date
1895
Death Date
1985
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British Taoist Philosopher and Writer