Saturday, January 5, 2013

Tao Te ching chap. 48

In the search for worldly knowledge everyday something is acquired.
In the way of the Tao every moment something is dropped.

The mud begins to settle and the desire to force things begins to fade.
Eventually one begins to witness the operation of the universe without assuming control.
This is the unfolding of wu-wei or the state of letting things take their natural course and the realization that all attempts at interference and control are all mental illusions.

True mastery of this process arises only through authentic surrender.
It cannot me mastered through grasping.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Huang Po

If you students of the Way wish to become Buddhas, you need study no doctrines whatever, but learn only how to avoid seeking for and attaching yourselves to anything. Relinquishment of everything is the Dharma, and those who understand this are Buddhas, but the relinquishment of all delusions leaves no Dharma on which to lay hold. If you students of the Way desire knowledge of this great mystery, only avoid attachment to any single thing beyond Mind.