November 30th, 2010

Tao Te Ching-Chapter 14 The Mystery Solved?

Look, it cannot be seen - it is beyond form.
Listen, it cannot be heard - it is beyond sound.
Grasp, it cannot be held - it is intangible.
These three are indefinable;
Therefore they are joined in one.

From above it is not bright;
From below it is not dark:
An unbroken thread beyond description.
It returns to nothingness.
The form of the formless,
The image of the imageless,
It is called indefinable and beyond imagination.

Stand before it and there is no beginning.
Follow it and there is no end.
Stay with the ancient Tao,
Move with the present.

Knowing the ancient beginning is the essence of Tao.

Daily Tao - September 27th, 2009

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Help me find the essential by peeling away the non-essential
Pride, lust, greed, envy, sloth and those other two things* for starters.
Lets see how that works.

*How could i forget anger and gluttony,