you are the buddha now

 

If

the Way

were about being

a student of something,

it wouldn’t be alive in the world.

It lives because certain people say to 

themselves, “All this teaching is

just for me. I am the living 

expression of

this.”

 

This

isn’t arrogant.

This is humbly keeping the

buddhas, Lao Tzu, Lalla, Rumi, Suzuki,

Bahauddin, Yuanwu, all of them, alive in the

world. Only you can accomplish this. 

You are the only

one.

 

Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 13

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hexagram 6 ☯️ sung / conflict

martyna makes

 

The proper response

to conflict, whether it lies within or

without us, is disengagement.

 

Whenever we allow ourselves to be drawn off balance, away from the strength of quiet integrity, we are in conflict. It matters not whether the confrontation is between competing values in one’s own mind or with another person: it is the inner departure from clarity and equanimity that leaves us with feelings of despair and vulnerability. The only remedy is to disengage from the problem and return to quiet contemplation of what is correct.

Conflict provokes strong feelings of doubt, fear, anxiety, and impatience to resolve the situation. If you act under the influence of these inferior emotions, you will severely complicate the misfortune. By following the prescription of the Sage and returning to a position of neutrality, acceptance, and detachment, you are able to meet opposing forces halfway: not recoiling in anger and condemnation, not pressing forward for some unnatural change in things, but waiting calmly in the center until the Higher Power provides the correct solution.

The I Ching teaches us that all conflict is, in the end, inner conflict. When you see it beginning, you are obliged not to pursue it, for this only compounds your own misfortune. If you cannot regain your equanimity on your own, then seek the assistance of a just and impartial person in resolving the difficulty. The only way to live free of conflict is to hold steadfastly to proper principles in all things. Through balance, patience, and devotion to inner truth we rise above every challenge.

from The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 6, Sung / Conflict

 

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quiet emptiness, drifting without direction

 

Learning the way means not wasting time;

diligent practice, over and over, is required.

We never know what we’re after at first —

just an abstract idea.

Step by step, we get a handle on things,

we learn to bear all kinds of burdens, 

even worry.

 

When our heart is empty the light of Tao shines within us,

yet this radiance should not be displayed.

The sublime has all manner of power;

acknowledging this allows us to enlighten the lost.

 

A slim and willowy lady is what the gentleman sought,

but not all women are submissive.

In the end they walk their own different ways.

Clouds and mud divide our lonely boats.

 

Quiet emptiness,

drifting like clouds without direction:

coming and going without hindrance.

This is the true Way.

 

Real power is empty, without image.

Like buddha-nature, its blessings are sublime:

no sound, no form, no color.

 

Loy Ching-Yuen

empty mind, open heart, relaxed ambitions


 

When praise is

lavished upon the famous,

the people contend and compete with

one another. When exotic goods are traded

and treasured, the compulsion to steal is

felt. When desires are constantly

stimulated, people become

disturbed and

confused.

 

Therefore,

the wise person sets an example

by emptying her mind, opening her heart,

relaxing her ambitions, relinquishing her desires,

cultivating her character. Having conquered her

own cunning and cravings, she can’t

be manipulated by

anyone.

 

Do

by not-doing.

Act with non-action.

Allow order to arise

of itself.

 

from Tao te Ching, Chapter 3

 

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