12 Things about the Tao and I

Taoism is a philosophy crafted by the consciousness of the individual. As such, The Way does not need a guru or master to guide its wisdom for you. In addition, you cannot fall or rise to an imaginary pious status with The Tao.

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try.

The world is beyond the winning.

Lao Tzu–

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1. I do not study the Tao.PathOfLife

2. I do not force myself to meditate.

3. I cannot recall many of the 81 verses.

4. There are no rituals I must rehearse or practice.

5. I can walk past the Tao and not be reminded to thank or bless it.

6. I cannot kneel to it at an altar or my bedside.

7. I do not read the Tao every day, in fact, I go

days without listening to its pages.

8. I have no responsibility to recruit, convert, or sway others of different philosophical or religious ilks.

9. I am not (Saved) by Taoism. (There is nothing to be saved from).

10. I have no restrictions on foods, music, movies, or wearing

provocative clothing.

11. There exist no holidays or observations in its remembrance.

12. There are no mediators necessary for the Tao and I.

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The Invisible Dragon

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Tao 73, Non-Action

 

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The Tao is always at ease.

It overcomes without competing,

answers without speaking a word,

arrives without being summoned,

accomplishes without a plan.

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Its net covers the whole universe.

And though its meshes are wide,

it doesn’t let a thing slip through.

tao te ching, Stephen Mitchell’s Translation

Personal Development:

The harder one fights to grasp a pearl the more distance it becomes. This is why the tempered spirit uses non-action to accomplish all things. By letting things flow, one lives in harmony with the way things are. Non-action is a perfect state of being.

Why listen to someone who has nothing to say?

 

Miles Davis

The Invisible Dragon

The Dragon’s Daily Fireball, 4.24.10

A busy mind…

“The mind’s only duty is disturbance.  Your enlightenment patiently waits for the follies of thoughts to subside.  Once peace exists, your spirit will implode with a burst of light.  This light is the guide to the higher self and truthful existence.  Once blinded by this light, you will see your cause and live it accordingly.”

The Invisible Dragon

A Brother’s Oath

I rightly contend words

from man’s mouth.

Men not well-trained

in human kindness

I lend only an ear.

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My consciousness

normally waits

in another room.

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No measure of words convince

the heart more than actions

which proceed the beliefs.

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Religious piety, noble position,

familiarity or social

acceptability does not

cloud my assessment.274572_ce5f

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To all men who speak

kind words, I applaud you.

To all men who live

kind words, I am

your brother.

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The Invisible Dragon

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1st photo: “mírame – look at me” – by ruurmo

2nd photo: “Awareness…” – by carf

Tao Verse 27, Living by Your Inner Spirit

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Tao Verse 27,

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A knower of the truth walks

without creating footprints.

The great traveler without

maps instinctively reach all

destinations.

A good person requires

no instructions to be kind.

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The master is accessible to all,

helping all persons and

maintain no records.

No person is refused her

love and kindness.

She follows her inner spirit

and use all relationships to

embody the light.

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What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?

What is a bad man but a good man’s job?

If you understand this, you will discover

the great secret.

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The Invisible Dragon