Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lao Tzu - Listen to what is said without words



With all this
talking, what has been said?
The subtle truth can be pointed 
at with words, but it can’t
be contained by
them.

Take time to
listen to what is said
without words, to obey the law too
subtle to be written, to worship the
unnameable and to embrace
the unformed.

Love your life.
Trust the Tao. Make
love with the invisible
subtle origin of the universe,
and you will give yourself
everything you
need.

You won’t
have to hide away
forever in spiritual retreats.
You can be a gentle, contemplative
hermit right here in the middle of
everything, utterly unaffected,
thoroughly sustained
and rewarded by
your integral
practices.

Encouraging others,
giving freely to all, awakening
and purifying the world with each
movement and action, you’ll
ascend to the divine
realm in broad
daylight.

The breath of
the Tao speaks, and
those who are in harmony
with it hear quite
clearly.



from Hua hu Ching, Chapter 81



 



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