the best effort one can make

 

The best effort

one can make is the

gentlest effort: wei wu wei.

Quietly, persistently direct the

mind toward emptiness. When

all thoughts and ideas have

dissipated, then make no

further effort. Just

breathe.

 

This is the only

practice required of a

human, the best one, the one

that perfectly purifies

our lives.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 9

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THE HON. ROBERT NESTA MARLEY, O.M.
February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981


Born fatherless, never knew my father.
My mother worked. She didn’t have no way of
keeping me going to school. We don’t have
education, we have inspiration. If I was
educated, I would be a damn fool.

Me don’t have no prejudice about myself.
Why me don’t have no prejudice about myself?
My father was white, my mother black. You know,
dem call me half-caste, or whatever. Well, me don’t
be upon nobody’s side. Me don’t be upon black mon’s side
nor white man’s side but upon God’s side, de mon
who create me, who cause me to come
from black and white.


Reggae music is the the people’s music, reggae music is news.
It’s news about your own self, your own history, things that
they wouldn’t teach you in a school. Reggae music is a
music created by Rasta people. And it carry earth
force, a people rhythm, earth people. You know,
there’s a rhythm of people working,
people moving.

Dreads of the world suffer.
Masses of the people suffer.
And dis music come from the
masses of the people.


Why one race want to be rich and the other one poor?
Why one want to fight on the other? It’s no more of that.
The youth of today say no, that cannot work no more.


How long have I been a Rastafarian?
I am a Rastamon, you know, I stand Rasta.
To say how long is like, again, I say, from Creation,
if you can overstand it that way. Because y’all like
to say 15 years, 10 years, it’s not really so.
It’s from Creation.

The only law which is law is the law of life,
the law of how to live. Me don’t want to get
involved in talking like me is a politician.
Me just want to talk about righteousness.
Jah is Earth’s rightful ruler.


I don’t come to bow, you know, I come to conquer.
I don’t come to bow, I come to conquer.

My home is always where I am. My home is in my head.
My home is what I think about, how I try to settle my mind.
That is my home. My home is not in the material world but there.

I don’t really have no ambition, you know.
I only have one thing I’d really like to see happen.
I’d like to see mankind live together — black, white,
shiny, anyone, you know what I mean? That’s all.

We are revolutionaries.
Me see myself as a revolutionary,
who don’t have no help, nor take no bribe
from no one, but fight it single
handed, with music.


My life is important to me,
but all people life is important.
My life is only important if me can
help plenty people. If my life is just for
me, my own security, then me no want it.
My life is for people. That’s the way me is.


I say to the people that they have a voice inside of
them that talk to them, you know. That is the voice
that people must listen to. Because in everything
that you go and do, there is a wrong way and a
right way. And if you listen good, you will
know the right way. You know? Because
there is a voice inside talkin’ to
everyone. Seen? Seen.


Jah lives, children!

no one can contend with her

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The sea is

king of the valleys

and streams because

it is willing to be beneath them.

One who wishes to guide people

should be humble in her speech

toward them. One who wishes

to lead people must learn

the art of following

them.

 

The sage

is above the people,

but they don’t feel her weight.

She stays ahead of the people,

and no harm comes to them. She has

the affection of the whole world.

Because she contends with

no one, no one can

contend with

her.

 

from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 66

 

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don’t try to escape from the movements of the world


 

Don’t try to 

escape from the movements of the 

world. Remain in the midst of everything, 

focused into the empty space 

at the center of 

your self. 

 
Pouring your 

whole being there without pause, 

alert, quietly smiling, you detach from clamor

and chaos and become independent and

free. From here you can

teach yourself 

everything.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 37

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