knowing what is enough is freedom

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Bud Walker, 17 April 1925 ~ 27 January 2017

 

Which

is more precious,

fame or health? Which is more

valuable, health or wealth?

Which is more harmful,

winning or

losing?

 

The more

excessive your love,

the greater your suffering.

The longer you hoard,

the heavier your

losses.

 

Knowing

what is enough is freedom.

Knowing when to stop is safety.

Practice these, and

you’ll endure.

 

from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 44

 

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know what is enough, and you’ll be rich

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Knowing

others is intelligence; 

knowing the self is enlightenment. 

Conquering others is power; conquering

the self is strength. Know what is enough, and

you’ll be rich. Persevere, and you’ll develop

a will. Remain in the center, and you’ll

always be at home. Die without

dying, and you’ll endure

forever.

 

from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 33

 

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this world is an open sky and also a dustbin

 

This world

is an open sky and also a dustbin,

giving life to some and death to others;

the outcomes are not controlled

by this world. 

 

Press

your finger into the world

and put it to your nose.  You may smell

sweetness, or you may smell dung. 

Discernment is possible in

these matters.

 

True hearts

stay awake if love is possible. The

others have no need for beauty, nor hope of

it.  If you are holding gold in your hand,

don’t imagine ways to turn it

into mud.

 

Bahauddin

 

postscript, 2 July:

reside in the original unity


 

The

origin and mother

of everything in the world is Tao.

Know the mother and you can know

the children. Having known the children,

return to their source and hold on to her.

Abiding by the mother, you are free

from danger, even when

your body

dies.

 

Don’t live

for your senses.

Close your mouth, close

all the body’s openings, reside

in the original unity. In this

way you can pass your

life in peace and

contentment.

 

Open

your mouth,

increase your activities,

start making distinctions between

things, and you’ll toil

forever without

hope.

 

See the subtle and be illuminated.

Abide in gentleness and be strong.

Use your light and return to insight.

 

Don’t

expose yourself

to trouble. This is

following

Tao.

 

from The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu,

Chapter 52


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