NO WORDS OR THOUGHTS
WHEN PRESENT WITH<AS THE PRESENCE
“All thinking that goes beyond this only makes the heart sore.”*
The image of KEEPING STILL.
Thus the superior man
Does not permit his thoughts
To go beyond his situation.
The heart thinks constantly.
This cannot be changed,
but the movements of the heart–that is,
a man's thoughts–should restrict themselves
to the immediate situation.
All thinking that goes beyond this only makes the heart sore.
I Ching Hexagram 52
and embrace a simple life,
and you will live care-free until the end of your days.
If you try to talk your way into a better life
there will be no end to your trouble.
TAO te Ching #52
J.H. McDonald Trans
"the ancient Chinese Taoist books, the Tao Te Ching and I Ching –
what they are and how to use them."
Individuality is the unique expression of the undivided whole,
which each body/ mind expresses,
and it tends to flourish rather than diminish
when we are relieved of
the straitjacket of ignorance –that is,
when we stop ignoring our Self.
In fact, it is the opposite.
It is complete openness,
vulnerability and availability.
rather than a feeling itself.
So we don’t try to use this Understanding.
We allow it to use us.
We allow it to shape our life.
We don’t put it into another straitjacket
and dictate how it should operate.
We allow this Freedom to express itself as it will, how it will,
where it will and when it will.
In one body/ mind this might take the shape
of a character that is quiet and sensitive,
whilst in another it may express itself
in a wild and exuberant way.
It is the attitude of inner freedom
that is the hallmark of Understanding,
and this attitude of inner freedom
uses all possible means
expression and communication.
(From 'The Transparency of Things')
are the landing lights
that guide you to your
David James Lee
It is too cool, rainy, windy for beach this afternoon....
Below photos from archives.
the heart in the glance of the eyes;
and the soul through a radiance
that charges the atmosphere,
Bowl of Saki - January 26, 2019
The phenomena of the radiance of the soul
are apparent to the student of the human body.
The body with its perfect mechanism loses power,
magnetism, beauty, and brightness,
when the soul departs from the body.
This shows that the power,
magnetism, beauty, and brightness
belong to the soul.
which is invisible,
and the heart of flesh is the vehicle of the heart within,
which is above substance,
so it is the illumination of the soul, our invisible being,
whose light is reflected within this physical body.
When active it beams through the eyes,
hrough the radiance of the countenance,
charging the whole environment
with a magnetic atmosphere.
which charges the atmosphere all around.
The more powerful the influence the wider it spreads,
forcing its way even through walls.
There is no barrier of water or space
which can keep that influence from spreading.
The stronger the influence the longer it lasts. ...
Atmosphere is a silent music.
It has its effect upon the listener,
exciting or peaceful,
whatever it may be.
When the globe is dusty, naturally the light is dim.
When it is cleaned, the light increases.
In fact, the light is always the same.
It is the fault of the globe when it is not clear.
When this radiance shines out,
it shows itself not only through the countenance and expression of a man,
but even in the man's atmosphere.
The soul-power, so to speak,
freely projects outward,
and the surroundings feel it.