YET IS ALL - SOURCES ALL
IT IS WITHOUT PREACHING/TEACHING DOGMA OR EDICTS
THE CESSATION OF:
SEEKING & YEARNING
IMPRISONMENT OF ANY KIND
THE TAO CANNOT BE SOUGHT OR EXPLAINED
DANCED IN/OF/AS ALL
ALL THAT IS NOT
too much chaos
too much knowing/unknowing
in all dimensions
ONLY THE VAST TAO WITHIN
ANCHORS SAFELY & PERFECTLY…
MAINTAINING GENUINE BEING
BEYOND WORDS/THOUGHTS DENSITIES
CREATION’S NATURAL CURRENTS
NOW LUMINOUS UNDULATING PARTICLES
EACH IN MOTION OF A DOUBLE OUROBOROS
A GENTLE KALEIDOSCOPIC FLOWING
OF ALL THAT IS
(WAS, OR CAN BE)
A RAINBOW OF INFINITE COLORS
‘OLDER THAN GOD’
when we become as quiet
the Answer Itself.
When we become more Quiet than the Answer Itself.
The Holy Man
Stop making rules for behavior.
Stop demanding that people behave according to your wishes.
Stop seeking privilege and profit.
Stop trying to be clever.
If you stop these fruitless pursuits,
people will naturally find kindness, compassion,
and right action arising in their hearts.
From Tao Te Ching, Chapter 19
if I were clever enough…
and if I were good enough…
and if I were powerful enough…
then I could make everything better.
But I know I would only make things worse.
It is always the case.
Healing will occur when I stop interfering.
Freedom will arise when I stop clutching
to ideas and desires.
That desire is wedded, however, to a subtle impulse to control;
to make other people behave as we think they should.
It appears in every level of society and of personal relationships,
but of the places I have noticed it the most over they years is in the relationship between parent and child.
“I only want what is best for my child,”
is a refrain I have heard throughout my life.
Yet it is a sentiment that easily covers a multitude of control issues:
“so its only normal that I should teach him to…
go to college, get a good job, marry a nice person,
make money, mow his lawn, etc, etc, etc.”
How’s it been working for us?
and people will be a hundred times happier.
Throw away morality and justice,
and people will do the right thing.
Throw away industry and profit,
and there won't be any thieves.
If these three aren't enough,
just stay at the center of the circle
and let all things take their course.
Tao Te Ching #19
Written by Lao-tzu
From a translation by S. Mitchell
ONLY WHEN THE FEAR OF SUFFERING.NO LONGER EXISTS..
It is easy to understand how you would come to the conclusion
that your path to feeling good is through influencing
or controlling the behavior of others.
But as you attempt to control them (through influence or coercion),
you discover that not only can you not contain them -
but your attention to them brings more like them into your experience.
You simply cannot get to where you want to be
by controlling or eliminating the unwanted.
Long, long ago, there lived a Holy Man so good
that the astonished angels came from heaven
to see how one could be so godly.
He simply went about his daily life radiating love
as the star diffuses light and the flowers perfume
without even being aware of it.
Two words summed up his day.
He gave, and he forgave.
Yet these words never fell from his lips;
they were expressed in his ready smile,
and in his kindness, love and goodwill.
The angels said to God,
“Oh Lord, grant him the gift of miracles!”
God replied, “I consent; ask what he wishes.”
“What do you desire then?” cried the angels.
“What can I wish for?” asked the Holy Man, smiling.
“That God give me His grace,
with that should I now have everything?”
The angels insisted,
“You must ask for a miracle, or one will be forced upon you.”
“Very well,” said the Holy Man,
“that I may do a great deal of good without ever knowing it.”
The angels were greatly perplexed.
They took counsel together and resolved upon the following plan:
Every time the Holy Man’s shadow should fall behind him, or at either side,
so that he could not see it,
it should have the power to cure disease, soothe pain, and comfort sorrow.
And so it came to pass.
When the Holy Man walked along,
his shadow on the ground,
on either side or behind him,
made arid paths green,
caused withered plants to bloom,
gave clear water to dried-up brooks,
fresh color to pale little children,
and joy to unhappy mothers.
The Holy Man simply went about his daily life
pouring forth love
as the star diffuses light and the flower perfumes
without ever being aware of it.
And the people,
respecting his humility,
followed him silently,
never speaking about his miracles.
Little by little,
they came even to forget his name,
and called him only
”The Holy Man.”
Songs of God