If he did not laugh, it would not be the Tao

March 7, 2012

When the superior man hears of the Tao
He diligently practices it
When the average man hears of the Tao
He sometimes holds it and sometimes loses it
When the inferior man hears of the Tao
He laughs aloud at it
If he did not laugh, it would not be the Tao

- Lao Tsu, the Tao Te Ching


The Way of Tao

May 4, 2008

The cloud does not insist upon its form,

The wave does not force its way over the ocean,

So why should you clutch so tightly

Your little map?

Follow your heart

And know joy in all things.

The path of freedom

Has no markers,

Yet it leads to fulfillment;

The path of confusion

Is crowded with signs,

Pointing in all directions.

The Great Way is a humble, solitary path,

Leading Home:

Follow it closely and be guided.

How do you know you are on the Way?

When your map no longer serves you.

- Taken with thanks from dear Sister Krishna’s Deciphering Spirituality blog.

Ya Haqq!


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