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 Heaven

September 19, 2011

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Way of Heaven is like the drawing of a bow; it brings down what is high and raises what is low.

It is the Way of Heaven to take from those that have too much and give it to those who have to little. But the way of man is not so. He takes from those who have too little to add to his own superabundance. What man is there that can take of his own superabundance and give it to mankind. Only he who possesses Tao.

– The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu

Ya Haqq!

The Open Heart of Lao Tzu

April 18, 2010

A sound man’s heart is not shut within itself
But is open to other people’s hearts:
I find good people good,
And I find bad people good
If l am good enough;
I trust men of their word,
And I trust liars
If I am true enough;
I feel the heartbeats of others
Above my own
If I am enough of a father,
Enough of a son.

Lao Tzu

Knowledge and Wisdom

February 7, 2008

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.”

Lao Tzu

Ya Haqq!