原蛇 Ouroboros

by xw

缺心眼,外在
无它物值得观望
缺耳,无需聆听什么
没有空气
无劳于呼吸

整体一种运动机制
不用手脚指爪
无上心智
移动的概念模糊
只在同一位置上存在
运动轨迹有圆
局限中循环

衔泄殖腔尾食粮
生受于斯,自给自足
缺乏愈显完满

07/17/2013

Ouroboros, 衔尾蛇,世界之蛇,我这里译原蛇,跟当年默克兄的"祖龙"对应。



此原型值得沉思,除了龙图腾,庄子中的浑沌(凿七窍流血而死),道家的阴阳圆轮,循环大宇宙,一沙一世界,善恶二元,马自达,撒但等等。我这里只取柏拉图弟迈欧篇中宇宙原初生命(self-eating, circular being as the first living thing in the universe)之型以拼合中国的祖龙与印度的原人,成为一贴“原蛇”的笔记体:

The living being had no need of eyes because there was nothing outside of him to be seen; nor of ears because there was nothing to be heard; and there was no surrounding atmosphere to be breathed; nor would there have been any use of organs by the help of which he might receive his food or get rid of what he had already digested, since there was nothing which went from him or came into him: for there was nothing beside him. Of design he created thus; his own waste providing his own food, and all that he did or suffered taking place in and by himself. For the Creator conceived that a being which was self-sufficient would be far more excellent than one which lacked anything; and, as he had no need to take anything or defend himself against any one, the Creator did not think it necessary to bestow upon him hands: nor had he any need of feet, nor of the whole apparatus of walking; but the movement suited to his spherical form which was designed by him, being of all the seven that which is most appropriate to mind and intelligence; and he was made to move in the same manner and on the same spot, within his own limits revolving in a circle. All the other six motions were taken away from him, and he was made not to partake of their deviations. And as this circular movement required no feet, the universe was created without legs and without feet.



^ Plato, Timaeus, Jowett, Benjamin, trans, Hermetic
^ Plato, Timaeus, Perseus

2013-07-23 15:52:44