October 27th, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (179)



                                                    Even when she has been
                                            wracked, torn apart and degraded,
                                            and she can smell her own decay,
                                                             her true self
                                               unstained, pure and innocent
                                                                as Tao.
                                      Even though she cannot escape Karma,
                                      the inexorable laws of cause and effect,
                                                  suffering does not enter
                                      her paradise of silence and emptiness,
                                                      pure and beautiful
                                                              rise from
                                                   the humus of decay.

                                                                            -- Jos Stabbert
  • trevoke


The highest good is like water.
Water give life to the ten thousand things and does not strive.
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling, be just.
In daily life, be competent.
In action, be aware of the time and the season.
No fight: No blame.
"Doing the right thing" is like water.
It's good for all living things,and flows without thinking about where it's going

...just like Tao.

Keep your feet on the ground.
Remember what's important.
Be there when people need you.
Say what you mean.
Be prepared for anything.
Do whatever you can,
whenever it needs doing.

If you don't
compare yourself to others,
nobody can compare to you.

The first version is from the Fortune files. The second version is the Beatrice Tao.