June 24th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (54)

#54






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                                                           The senses fill  our minds
                                                             with a perpetual stream
                                                             of forms and sensation
                                                     which drive the ignorant to action.
                                                        The Taoist sage does not act
                                                                      for she sees
                                                          only emptiness and silence.

                                                The person in close harmony with the Tao
                                                              ignores the volitional
                                                      and is moved only by  compassion
                                                                   born from silence.

                                                                                          -- Jos Stabbert