September 10th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (132)



                        Form and emptiness are interdependent,
                                              yet identical.
                               Silence and sound are different,
                                              yet the same.
                                      Subject and object exist,
                                             yet they don't.
                                     Each thing is in all things,
                                    all things are in everything.
                                          We have never met,
                                  yet we have known each other
                                      since before time existed.
                                     Knowing this brings peace.
                    Accepting this great mystery is true enlightenment.

                                                Do you despair
                                              when this mystery
                                        seems to block your way?
                                Enlightenment comes when it comes.
                                        It is in the blades of grass
                                  you have trampled with your feet.
                             You cannot go to it, but it will come to you.

                                                                                  -- Jos Stabbert