[NetBehaviour] 1000 Character Essay formally processed, rider

Alan Sondheim sondheim at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 23:21:42 CEST 2019


Hi Max, See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Character_Classic - that
was the original source. A friend of mine, Ellen Zweig, and I translated
almost the entire piece from scratch.
We worked on it on and off for months. It's a difficult piece.
Of course the translation had some redundancy. So the below is the result
of eliminating all the redundancy with a perl program. The elimination
parallels the original writing process in Chinese.
The original essay of course is a masterpiece, and important both in
traditional Chinese examination culture and the gambling game keno.
- Alan

On Tue, Oct 1, 2019 at 5:01 PM Max Herman via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

>
> This is very interesting Alan!  I read it twice before writing the below
> list.
>
> I still don't understand computer code really but am curious how the
> process ran to create the below.  Not understanding on my part is OK though.
>
> Some items I've been considering lately:
>
> I ching (standstill, randomly chosen on 9/23)
> Medicine wheel
> Healing wheel
> Healing process
> Healing cycle
> Wheel = process
> Wheel = cycle
> Curriculum = racecourse
> Curricle = chariot
> Tragedy = cycle
> Shakespeare = network
> Network = process
> Networks of processes
> Buddhism as medical theory
> Consciousness as networks of processes
> Matter and energy as cycles
> Disease as cycles
> Network model of disease
> Network model of intelligence
> I ching as wheel
> Suffering as wheel
> Delusion as wheel
>
> After I wrote the above list, I read the piece again and am now writing
> the below list:
>
> Procession = Emanation
> precession = to go before
> Process = course, track? or to move along a course?
> cycle = kuklos (circle)
> CERN (1) found Higgs boson (1)
> CERN (2) didn't find Higgs boson (2)
> Reality is events, not objects
> Events = processes
> Interconnections of events are views
> Ensemble wave pattern = reality
> Leonardo = Aqua
> Complexity is cycles
>
> And lastly, after a few readings:
>
> narrative cycle (to tell)
> novel cycle (Old French novelle, new, news, tidings, novellus, novus)
> network = labyrinth
> labyrinth = stone circle = i ching
> Tragedy as medical theory
> Religare - to bind
> Relegare - to read again
>
> systems chemistry as network of processes
> RNA world = old origin of life theory
> chimera molecules = new theory
>
>
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> *From:* NetBehaviour <netbehaviour-bounces at lists.netbehaviour.org> on
> behalf of Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:10 PM
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> *Subject:* [NetBehaviour] 1000 Character Essay formally processed, rider
>
>
>
>
> 1000 Character Essay formally processed, rider
>
>
> http://www.alansondheim.org/1000.jpg
> http://www.alansondheim.org/rider.mp3 (song w chromatic)
>
> Around 2003, Ellen Zweig and I translated almost all the 1000
> Character Essay; that translation was the first post I made
> under the new management of Cybermind. I copied the post,
> applied the process of elimination to avoid duplicates (there
> are no duplicates in the original); here are the results, a
> new composition in itself :
>
> (!) (a) child pine(s) reflection
> son (child) (an) orchid(s) (and
> pure) (and) humble polish rules
> stop village west (are caused by)
> (conceal) (connector / alone)
> (giving birth to) (in the) end
> summer (is) brief long normal
> trouble (justice) (of) appearance
> (ceremony) evil sorrow, sadness
> study (on silk) (one is) thinking
> (one's) back fame (quantity)
> measure-word (the place) (the) Luo
> (river) chant depths (abyss)
> external (foreign) husband mother
> river rolls wife (vegetation)
> (with) quiet, peaceful (your)
> heart (mind) 4-stringed instrument
> Wei a desolate wasteland myriad
> (10,000) still above accept
> according to (seize) adore
> agreeing all ancient laws and bow
> change far injures low valley
> wonderful apple are valuable vast
> as well ascend (to) ascend,
> galloping, at court attain
> attainment bamboo pitches
> barbarians beautiful beautiful,
> beauty becomes one tenth becoming
> beginning beginnings below
> benevolence bequeath bind black
> blessings (fortune) branches by
> means of called capitals carefully
> chants (calls upon) characters
> chastity circling city clear
> (transparent) clouds cold colt
> comes compared compassion console
> contain (form) covering covers
> create cries cut deception
> deliberate destroys determination
> devotion dew diction (classical
> rhetoric) directions (square)
> disaster (catastrophe) divide
> doubting dragon dwell earth east
> elder brother emanates out
> emulated (compete with) enter
> internal) evades expel face (meet,
> confront) faith father's older
> sister younger feathers filial
> piety fishscales fit five
> flattering floating flourish flows
> follow follows (rules) forms four
> fragrance fresh friends from Kun
> mountain frost furiously named
> gate gate-tower genius ginger give
> gives go goes gold good government
> grass weeds grazes great greatly
> guard happiness harmonious harmony
> has heaven hidden in hold honesty
> honorable humanity if imitate
> addition autumn disintegration
> leisure winter increase
> instructions integrity intention
> intercalary timing is built
> precious issues it's dusk jade
> join kind know learn (review
> lessons) life lightly like line up
> lines linking (joining) loss money
> love make makes (creates) making
> many measurement years men mind
> minister model moves music (play
> music) mustard nature near neglect
> never not (un) nothing obey
> ability children darkness desire
> each other foundation fruit shape
> the guest official (service) open
> order outstanding particularly
> pass on passion pear please
> pleasing plum poetry precepts
> predicted proclaim proper
> (upright) properly prosper
> prospers prostrate prudent public
> query question or problem rain
> raise ration reality rectification
> reliance respect restraint,
> conquering returning rites robes <
> clothing salted say sending
> separation serves (accepts)
> setbacks sheep (sheep) shift
> position should sincerity,
> fidelity skirts sky small (lamb)
> speak stands steer stopping
> (ceaselessly) strictly
> (accurately) strike down suffer
> summit survive take (create) talk
> tang teaching (business) affairs
> accumulation army boundary capital
> cause certainty ch'in
> constellations cosmos country deep
> double-edged dagger emperor empty
> fire guilty harvesting heat
> hiding, concealing hosts huge idea
> ink leaders leftover residue light
> moon fills name origin pearl
> people person phoenix praise
> rearing rivers royal sage sea
> sections sun throne tool (utensil)
> treasure truth way weary white
> wicked wild then there this tied
> lined-up trade trust trying case
> two uniforms, wearing unyielding
> vegetables view, scenery virtuous
> warm water what passes wisdom with
> full women work writing yao yield
> yourself negative (un- ) so lu (to
> Mong (mountain) father (parallels)
> self (self-reliance) (just so) be)
> 7 9 morning think very much \ same
> as) depends (is sets yellow ::
> black, rank (of office) power
> others) Jing (Sheu river) chamber
> hall (public room) supreme ruler
> 1/3 meter (scale, ruler) test
> scalding yin (shadow, moon, sexual
> organs, feminine, secret) tread
> (put shoes) 1/30 (measurement,
> small) (as) (ch'i, spirit) printed
> (sadness stains dawn (early
> morning) bi-jade (circular disk
> hole) measure word, they spread be
> covered (protect your faith)
>
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