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The Tao is Tao (1)


I have much missed my daily dose of Tao wisdom!! Every morning there would be a chapter of Gai-Fu Feng and Jane English and The Beatrice Tao thanks to trevoke.  But one person cannot make a community alone.  Where are the 220 plus people who are on record as watching this site?  Some us may want to indicate that, for us, Taoism is more than a pretty philosophy that we can take or leave.  For me it is daily nourishment and a way of living.

Over the next 188 days (give or take a few) i intent to post this poem of 188 verses (or is it 188 poems with a single title)  I can say little about its author, Jos Stabbert.  As befits a sage, he(?) says nothing about himself(?)
He appears to be a late middle aged or elderly caucasian male whose address is in Namimbia.  He is the author of books about ego and Taoism and has written at  least one other poem; "The Way is Tao."

I have not yet read this poem in its entirety and will be reading many verses for the first time as i post them.



                                        All these thoughts,
                                    Words arranged on paper,
                                      come from the Tao
                                     and return to the Tao,
                                   Yet they do not touch it,

                                                      1

                                      Even when the last star
                                             has imploded
                                    and only blackness remains,
                                        the Tao will be Tao:
                                      emptiness in emptiness,
                                          silence in silence
                                                 nowhere
                                           yet everywhere:
                                        beyond existence,
                                   yet the essence of life.    

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