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Manas 2 (2015), 2.

Published on 12.12.2015

ISSN: 2367-6256

Nikolova, Antoaneta. The tasteless of dao. – In: Manas: Senses and Sensitivity, Vol. 2, 2, 2015.

2015 / Volume 2 / Issue number 2 : Senses and Sensitivity

The tasteless of dao

Antoaneta Nikolova


Summary: The article presents the daoist understanding that dao can not be fixed within strict and specific sensory perceptions. This, however, does not mean that it refers to some transcendent reality. Being the potentiality of all manifestations, it can not be reduced to any specific actualisation. Therefore, the Chinese poet of dao can achieve it in a specific meditative state of consciousness and should express it in simple and unsophisticated verses – as simple as the taste of fresh water.

The main text of the article is in Bulgarian