UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, June 29, 2007

The Tao of UFOs

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Tao – the Way – is how the Universe (reality) is seen by followers of Taoism.

UFOs are a manifestation of Tao. UFOs have their own yin and yang; that is, they are real or they are not: they have substance or they don’t.

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Tao (or dao) is a “religious” concept. UFOs have their own religious-like component. UFOs are a matter of faith, since no one has produced a UFO or any aspect of a UFO that is more than circumstantial.

Many believe in UFOs religiously. Others are agnostic about the phenomenon. And most are atheological about UFOs – they do not believe UFOs exist or have ever existed.

UFOs have the same intangibility of Tao. Neither can be defined explicitly, nor can one put their finger in the side of either.

UFOs, like Tao, have created a “way” – and that “way” is exhibited by so-called ufologists (many of whom can be located via Google), and the “way” is palpable by experiencing the qi (life force) that ufologists have created over the years, even in the absence of a concrete reality.

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Wikipedia, in its posting about Tao has this:

A common theme in Taoist literature is that fulfilment in life cannot be attained by forcing one's own destiny; instead, one must be receptive to the path laid for them by nature and circumstance, which will themselves provide what is necessary.

UFO believers dunk themselves in the phenomenon. Their destiny has been laid out for them by the Tao of UFOs.

Ufologists often sacrifice the mundane, practical life for a life enwrapped by UFOs, usually to the detriment of an existential ethos or a sensible, prosaic life-style.

Tao is all encompassing. And UFOs are also – for some.

As Wikipedia relates:

The Tao is elusive and intangible. Oh, it is intangible and elusive, and yet within is image. Oh, it is elusive and intangible, and yet within is form. Oh, it is dim and dark, and yet within is essence. This essence is very real, and therein lies faith.

For us, we continue to practice “wu wei” – non-action, but (as Wikipedia states), “not inaction [just] rather a harmonisation of one’s personal will with the natural harmony and justice of Nature” where UFOs have insignificance pretty much.

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