Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #18 Taoism

 

 

Carrying Vitality and Consciousness

Carrying vitality and consciousness,

embracing them as one,

can you keep them from parting?

Concentrating energy,

making it supple,

can you be like an infant?

Purifying hidden perception,

can you make it flawless?

Loving the people, governing the nation,

can you be uncontrived?

As the gate of heaven opens and closes,

can you be impassive?

As understanding reaches everywhere,

can you be innocent?

Producing and developing,

producing without possessing,

doing without presuming,

growing without domineering:

this is called mysterious power.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

Selections From the World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #10 Taoism

 

 

To Know the Tao

meditate

and still the mind.

Knowledge comes with perseverance.

 

The Way is neither full nor empty;

a modest and quiet nature understands this.

The empty vessel, the uncarved block;

nothing is more mysterious.

 

When enlightenment arrives

don’t talk too much about it;

just live it in your own way.

With humility and depth, rewards come naturally.

The fragrance of blossoms soon passes;

the ripeness of fruit is gone in a twinkling.

Our time in this world is so short,

better to avoid regret:

Miss no opportunity to savor the ineffable.

 

Like a golden beacon signaling on a moonless night,

Tao guides our passage through this transitory realm.

In moments of darkness and pain

remember all is cyclical.

Sit quietly behind your wooden door:

Spring will come again.

-Loy Ching Yuen

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Keep smiling, keep shining

Seth Kelly Curtis

Selections From The Worlds Great Wisdom Traditions #3 Taoism

 

 

 

The Most Flexible Thing In The World

Nothing in the world is more flexible

and yielding than water.

Yet when it attacks the firm and strong,

none can withstand it,

because they have no way to change it.

So the flexible overcome the adamant,

the yielding overcome the forceful.

Everyone knows this,

but no one can do it.

This is why sages say

those who can take on the disgrace of nations

are leaders of lands;

those who can take on the misfortune of nations

are rulers of the world.

True sayings seem paradoxical.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis