June 8th, 2012

Daily Tao - 27

With enough practice,
you could come and go without a trace,
speak without stumbling over words,
do complicated math problems
in your head.

You could build a door with no lock
that nobody could open.
You could tie something down
with no knots,
without even a rope,
and nobody could pry it loose.

Masters have time to help everybody,
and ignore nobody.
They use their resources wisely,
wasting nothing.
Some people call this
"following the light."

Good people teach others
because they have the potential
to be good too.
Brains count for nothing
if you fail to respect your teachers
or to honor the potential in others.
That's one of the most important lessons of Tao.

The Beatrice Tao.

Daily Tao - 27

Wendell Berry – Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

every day do something
that won’t compute.
Poetry Chaikhana Blog » Wendell Berry – Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

ts a rather longish poem for my taste, but i read it over and over again.
I don't know whether "mad" is supposed to mean "angry" or "crazy,"
but to me this "manifesto" seems neither.
It is the only thing a loving and sane person can do.
Where do i go to join the MFLF?