I’m thinking…

…about Tao

When the best seeker hears of Tao he strives with great effort to know it

When an average seeker hears of Tao he thinks of it now and again

When the poorest seeker hears of Tao he laughs out loud

Tao is always becoming what we have need for it to beome

If it could not do this it would not be Tao

There is an old saying,

The clear way seems clouded

The straight way seems crooked

The sure way seems unsteady

The greatest power seems weak

The purest white seems tainted

The abundant seems shaky

The certain seems false

The Great Square has no corners

The Great Vessel is never filled

A beginner may be clumsy but after practice ~ what talent!

A large drum may sit silently but when banged ~ what noise!

Tao lies hidden yet it alone is the glorious light of this world

 

 

…Verse 41 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

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