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Dualistic thinking is
a sickness. Religion is a distortion.
Materialism is cruel. Blind spirituality is unreal.
Chanting is no more holy than listening to the murmur
of a stream, counting prayer beads no more sacred
than simply breathing, religious robes
no more spiritual than
If you wish
to attain oneness with the tao,
don’t get caught up in spiritual superficialities.
Instead, live a quiet and simple life, free of ideas and
concepts. Find contentment in the practice
of undiscriminating virtue, the only
Giving to others
selflessly and anonymously,
radiating light throughout the world
and illuminating your own darknesses,
your virtue becomes a sanctuary
for yourself and all beings.
This is what is meant by
Hua hu Ching, Chapter 47
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