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xin yuan yi ma

Posted in saying, taiji with tags , , , , on October 18, 2008 by marksun

A saying, xin (mind) yuan (monkey) yi (another part of mind/ idea) ma (horse). The human being has the mind of a monkey and a mind of a horse.  The quick, calculating monkey mind is constantly darting about this way and that, the legendary busybody of nature, the monkey, in its minute to minute, day to day business of  survival.  In contrast, the placid, gentle mind of the horse guides a restless and wild spirit through a life roaming the plain. The  mind  is divided; we have a monkey mind and a horse mind. Who is in charge at any one time, and how we choose which is in charge, is a rather interesting question.