bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote,
bobby1933
bobby1933

Daily Tao - 50

People who look
for the secret of long life
wind up dead.

Their bodies are the focus of their lives
and the source of their death,
because they think a healthy body
is all there is to life.

Lao Tzu used to say
a man who truly understood life
could walk through the jungle
without fear
or across a battlefield
without armor, totally unarmed.
Wild animals and weapons couldn't kill him.

I know, I know:
what the hell does that mean?
"Well, he couldn't be killed,"
Lao Tzu said,
"because his body
wasn't where he kept his death."
-

The Beatrice Tao.
Daily Tao - 50
Tags: beatrice tao, being here, tao te ching, taoism
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