The Way Is Easy, But People Are Easily Sidetracked…

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Who Overcomes Themselves is Powerful

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

The Transformation of Tao

Tao produces unity; unity produces duality; duality produces trinity; trinity produces all things. All things bear the negative principle (yin) and embrace the positive principle (yang). Immaterial vitality, the third principle (chi), makes them harmonious. Those things which are detested by the common people, namely to be called orphans, inferiors, and unworthies, are the very…Read more The Transformation of Tao

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

Journey to the West, on Cultivating the Heart

Just as they were feeling so cheerful a great mountain came into view, blocking their way. Reining in the horse, the Tang Priest said, “Disciples, see how high that mountain is. You must be very careful.”“Don’t worry,” said Monkey with a grin, “don’t worry. I promise you nothing will go wrong.”“Don’t say that,” Sanzang replied.…Read more Journey to the West, on Cultivating the Heart