Speak few words, but say them with quietude and sincerity,and they will be long lasting,for a raging wind cannot blow all morning, nor a sudden rainstorm last throughout the day. Why is this so?Because it is the nature of the sky and the earth to be frugal.Even human beings cannot alter this naturewithout suffering the…Read more Sincerity
An Ounce of Sense?
Tao Te Ching - Chapter 53 If I have just an ounce of sense, I follow the great Way, And fear only to stray from it. The great Way is very straight, But people prefer to deviate. When the palace is magnificent, The fields are filled with weeds, And the granaries are empty. Some have…Read more An Ounce of Sense?
Genesis and the Tao
Genesis and the Tao, compare with: "The Tao expresses one, One manifests as two, Two is transformed into three. And three generates all the myriad entities of the universe. Every entity always returns to yin after engaging yang. The fusion of these two opposites births the vital energy that sustains the harmony of life." ~…Read more Genesis and the Tao
Yield and Remain Whole
Yield and remain whole Bend and remain straight Be low and become filled Be worn out and become renewed Have little and receive Have much and be confused Therefore the sages hold to the one as an example for the world Without flaunting themselves – and so are seen clearly Without presuming themselves – and…Read more Yield and Remain Whole
Chuang Tzu on Knowledge, Clear Thinking and Monkeys
If we were to follow the judgments of the predetermined mind, who would be left alone and without a teacher? Not only would it be so with those who know the sequences (of knowledge and feeling) and make their own selection among them, but it would be so as well with the stupid and unthinking.…Read more Chuang Tzu on Knowledge, Clear Thinking and Monkeys