LIGHT OF TRUTH EMERGES*
OBILTERATING ALL LIES’
SHADOW-FORMS OF DECEIT
THERE ARE NO LIES
ONLY GERMS OF GREAT DECEIT***
A PROMISE IS A COMFORT FOR A FOOL.***
Do not talk directly to a fool,
because he will despise
the wisdom of your words.****
*Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. - Psalm 119:105
**ew TN Woods 1987
***Harbour Island-BTC-Natasha’s Grandmother said this to her often
****Do not talk directly to a fool,
because he will despise the wisdom of your words.
Proverbs 23:9 (GW)
Second Book of Tao
Chaff from the winnowing fan
cancels the eye’s natural vision;
the whine of a mosquito
can keep you awake all night;
trying to be benevolent
makes the mind a tangle or confusion.
If you want the world to stay simple,
you must move with the freedom of the wind.
Why keep making the effort
to figure out right and wrong?
Why all this huffing and puffing
as though you were beating a drum
searching for a lost child?
a daily bath to stay white,
nor does the crow stay black
by dipping itself in an inkwell.
When the springs dry up
and the fish are left on the shore,
they spew one another with moisture.
But how much better
if they could forget one another and swim off
into the lake’s vast freedom!
The Second Book of The Tao
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The effort to be moral or benevolent
is a disruption of our natural virtue.
What child would rather pray than play?
“Throw away morality,” Lao-tzu says,
“and you’ll be doing the world a big favor.”
Trying to figure out the right action
does no one any good.
It’s better to keep moving,
till the right action arises by itself.
benevolence is the most beautiful quality in the world.
But when it has a motive, it feels like fish spittle,
not like clear water.
We recognize the genuine.
It’s what we all want.
It’s what we all are, when we are past our own thoughts.
that’s the best they can do under the circumstances.
But the instant any fish finds its way back to the lake,
it will swim off without a qualm.
“Thanks for the benevolence, muchachos,
but I’m out of here.”
The Second Book of The Tao #44
Compiled and adapted
Chuang-tze and the Chung Yung,
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‘the pearl’ that must be hidden
so that it is not trampled upon,
but it is a ‘pearl’ that must be shared.
only with those who can receive it sacredly
and be trusted with it,
because when it is given
to the unprepared human mind,
that mind wants to use it to conquer the world:
‘Oh, I am God, now I want a million.
Ah! I want ten million, a hundred million.
Why not? I am God!’
‘Oh, I am God:
I do not need anything,
I do not want anything.
I have all that I need,
I have all that I want,
and the world's baubles
are of no interest to me.’
and still be interested in
name, fame, or fortune.
These will come to us,
but by that time,
we will not value them.”
~Joel S Goldsmith
THE SACRED WORD-Chapter 7
A Parenthesis in Eternity
The Daily Lesson – November 13, 2018
Turn the Attention to what cannot change.
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