Once you get into the self-referential, bootstrap theory, mutually arising phenomena, and all that – your attention naturally gets drawn to the field within which all this supposed activity goes on – Nothingness, the Void, the Ether, the Plenum, the Tao.
"Tao gives birth to one,
One gives birth to two,
Two gives birth to three,
Three gives birth to ten thousand beings.”
G Spencer Brown starts from the first step of “Making A Distinction” on the blank field. For argument’s sake we will use a circle, which divides the space into an inside and an outside.
"The theme of this book is that a universe comes into being when a space is severed or cut apart.”
Sengcan said, "The supreme Way is without difficulty – it is only averse to discrimination."