Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Great Radiance

When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other. Difficult and easy support each other. Long and short define each other. … Continue reading

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Mystery and Manifestations

My favorite translation of the Tao Te Ching is by Stephen Mitchell and an audio version is available on YouTube recorded by Stephen. The introduction is brilliant in its brevity and context. There are 81 verses. We begin again today … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring

Let Freedom Ring is a montage of expressions to celebrate this 50th year of Martin Luther King’s speech, I Have A Dream. I will add personal antidotes, as I hope you will, so that this might be a reflection and … Continue reading

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The First Step

True words aren’t eloquent; eloquent words aren’t true. Wise men don’t need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren’t wise. The Master has no possessions. The more he does for others, the happier he is. … Continue reading

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Intentions

If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content. They enjoy the labor of their hands and don’t waste time inventing labor-saving machines. Since they dearly love their homes, they aren’t interested in travel. There may be a … Continue reading

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Light Reflects Life

Failure is an opportunity. If you blame someone else, there is no end to the blame. Therefore the Master fulfills her own obligations and corrects her own mistakes. She does what she needs to do and demands nothing of others. … Continue reading

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Light Gives Objects Their Shape

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water. Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid. Everyone knows this is true, but few can … Continue reading

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