those who awaken never rest

 

Those who

awaken never rest in one place.

Like swans, they rise and leave the lake.

On the air they rise and fly an invisible course.

Their food is knowledge. They live on

emptiness. They have seen how

to break free. Who can

follow them?

 

Gautama Buddha

 

a superior person cares for the well-being of all


 

A superior

person cares for the

well-being of all things. She

does this by accepting responsibility

for the energy she manifests,

both actively and in

the subtle

realm.

 

Looking

at a tree, she sees not

an isolated event but root, leaves,

trunk, water, soil and sun: each event

related to the others, and “tree”

arising out of their

relatedness.

 

Looking at

herself or another,

she sees the same thing. Trees

and animals, humans and insects,

flowers and birds: these are active images

of the subtle energies that flow from the

stars throughout the universe. Meeting

and combining with each other

and the elements of the earth,

they give rise to all

living things.

 

The superior

person understands this,

and understands that her own

energies play a part in it. Understanding

these things, she respects the earth

as her mother, the heavens as her

father, and all living things

as her brothers and

sisters.

 

Caring for

them, she knows

that she cares for herself.

Giving to them, she knows

that she gives to herself.

At peace with them,

she is always at

peace with

herself.

 

from Hua hu Ching, Chapter 37

 

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this love is beyond


 

Those

who do not feel this

love pulling them like a river,

those who do not drink dawn like a cup

of springwater or take in sunset

like supper, those who do not

want to change, let

them sleep.

 

This love

is beyond the study

of theology, that old trickery

and hypocrisy. If you want

to improve your mind

that way, sleep

on.

 

I have

given up on my brain.

I have torn the cloth to shreds

and thrown it away. If you are not

completely naked, wrap your

beautiful robe of words

around you, and

sleep.

 

Rumi

 

the great tai chi


 

If you go

searching for the Great Creator,

you will come back empty-handed.

The source of the universe is ultimately

unknowable, a great invisible river

lowing forever through a vast

and fertile valley. Silent and

uncreated, it creates

all things.

 

All things

are brought forth from  the

 subtle realm into the manifest world

by the mystical intercourse of yin and yang.

The dynamic river yang pushes forward,

the still valley yin is receptive, and

through their integration things

come into existence. This is

known as the Great

Tai Chi.

 

Tai chi

is the integral truth

of the universe. Everything is

a tai chi: your body, the cosmic body,

form, appearance, wisdom, energy, the unions

of people, the dispersal of time and places.

Each brings itself into existence through

the integration of yin and yang,

maintains itself, and disperses

itself without the direction

of any creator.

 

Your creation,

your self-transformation, the

accumulation of energy and wisdom,

the decline and cessation of your body:

all these take place by themselves

within the subtle operation

of the universe.

 

Therefore

agitated effort is

not necessary. Just be

aware of the Great

Tai Chi.

 

Hua hu Ching, Chapter 39

 

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the marvel of chi


 

No time

to lose worrying about

enlightenment — forget about

ambition, hide your talent in

the coalshed: let your

wisdom speak for

itself.

 

The power

of the sword lies not in anger

but in its unsheathed beauty: in potential.

The marvel of chi is that internalized, it radiates

in flow like a golden shaft of light

anchoring our spirit with

the universe.

 

Loy Ching-Yuen