June 7th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (37)

37

The righteous
will insist on justice
and rip out the eyes of the blind
to make them see.
The Taoist sage lives outside
the merciless cycles of vengeance and hatred
for he knows
there is no such thing
as anger in peace;
a moment of rage
can destroy the fruits
of a thousand years of virtue;
only patienc
can guide one toward
peace.

Only in a placid pool
can the moon be reflected
in all its perfection.

The righteous
subscribe to "an eye for an eye;"
the Taoist sage
prefers to be blind.

--Jos Stabbert