August 20, 2014

The Tao is extremely fine. Behavior has something to do with it . Control the mind, refine the will , guard against danger keenly. Work by day, be aware at night, always as if in peril. The moment you let yourself relax, your real essence suffers; any aim for leisure, and the door of life shuts. Practicing the Tao is like walking on layered ice-one wrong step and your whole body gets injured - Liu I-Ming

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August 19, 2014

Water fills up all the empty places on the earth and clings fast to it. The so c ial organization of ancient China was based on this principle of the holding together of dependents and rulers. Water flows to unite with water, because all parts of it are subject to the same laws. So too should human society hold together through a community of interests that allows each individual to feel himself a member of a whole. The central power of a social organization must see to it that every member finds that his true interest lies in holding together with it, as was the case in the paternal relationship between king an d vassals in ancient China - Wilhelm/Baynes I-Ching

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August 19, 2014

The Tao doesn’t take sides; it gives birth to both good and evil. The Master doesn’t take sides; she welcomes both saints and sinners. The Tao is like a bellows: it is empty yet infinitely capable. The more you use it, the more it produces; the more you talk of it, the less you understand - Lao Tzu

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August 19, 2014

It is a misconception that spirituality brings everlasting happiness. There is no such thing. Sadness still comes to the wise, but, unlike most people, their clarity of mind allows them to see beyond the temporal emotionalism of the moment. They are farseeing, and so happiness and sorrow become the same to them. True clarity is more than just being smart, more than just being wise. Clarity manifests from meditation. It comes when you can unite all the faculties of the mind and unify them into a magnificent light of perception. It is hard to talk of this in anything but mystical terms. Our language is unfamiliar with the frontiers of the spirit because few have ever seen those limits, let alone described them. But let’s try. If you unite sound with vision, then you will create light. That light is the concentrated force of the mind. It is by that brightness that truth is revealed - Deng Ming-Dao

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August 18, 2014

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop - Confucius

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August 18, 2014

How does one make muddy water clear? Be still, and the water will clear in time. How does one become still? Let everything happen, and stillness appears - The Tao of Christ, Marshall Davis

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August 18, 2014

Failure is fear that one will not succeed, and success is fear of failure. Both are fear, and equally to be feared - The Tao of Christ, Marshall Davis

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August 17, 2014

Can you cleanse your heart? Do this, and you will be perfect - The Tao of Christ, Marshall Davis

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August 17, 2014

Can you give your full attention to the spirit? Do this, and you will become a little child - The Tao of Christ, Marshall Davis

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August 17, 2014

Can you embrace the divisions within your soul? Do this, and you will be whole - The Tao of Christ, Marshall Davis

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August 16, 2014

The sun brings both evil and good into the light of day. Man must combat and curb the evil, and must favor and promote the good. Only in this way does he fulfill the benevolent will of God, who desires only good and not evil - The Tao of Christ, Marshall Davis

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August 16, 2014

Failure is an opportunity. If you blame someone else, there is no end to the blame - Wilhelm/Baynes I-Ching

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August 16, 2014

I drift like a wave on the ocean, I blow as aimless as the wind - Lao Tzu

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August 15, 2014

Other people are excited, as though they were at a parade. I alone don’t care, I alone am expressionless, like an infant before it can smile. Other people have what they need; I alone possess nothing. I alone drift about, like someone without a home. I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty. Other people are bright; I alone am dark. Other people are sharper; I alone am dull. Other people have a purpose; I alone don’t know - Lao Tzu

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August 15, 2014

The light of the soul is bright, but dense clouds of human ignorance obscure it - Deng Ming-Dao

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