Sunday, July 29, 2012

Evola, Wu Wei, Being Outcome-Independent

We are not dealing now with simple, lived experiences but with procedures aimed at a goal. The character of the human type we have been describing must result in a certain orientation whose essence was defined in the traditional world by two basic maxims.
The first of these is to act without regard to the fruits, without being affected by the chances of success or failure, victory or defeat, winning or losing, any more than by pleasure or pain, or by the approval or disapproval of others. This form of action has also been called "action without desire." The higher dimension, which is presumed to be present in oneself, manifests through the capacity to act not with less, but with more application than a normal type of man could bring to the ordinary forms of conditioned action. One can also speak here of "doing what needs to be done," impersonally.
—Julius Evola, Ride the Tiger