#4704 - Monday, September 3,
2012 - Editor: Gloria Lee
What is Tao?
By Lu Tung Pin
(755 - 805)
English version by T. C. Lai
What is Tao?
It is just this.
It cannot be
rendered into speech.
If you insist on an explanation,
This means exactly
To know no one teaching, to express nothing, to
say nothing, to explain nothing,
to announce nothing, to indicate nothing,
and to designate nothing - that is the
entrance into nonduality.
~ Vimalakirti Sutra
via Kia Pierce on Facebook
"The flow of confusing thoughts cannot be
stopped, just like the wind or
a waterfall in the mountains.
towards whatever arises, however it arises maintain the
natural state of open
via Daily Dharma
There is no scripture in which contradiction
does not exist.
It is the contradiction which makes the music of the
~ Hazrat Inayat Khan
via Along The Way
photo by Peter Shefler
White Owl Flies Into and Out of the
Coming down out of the freezing sky
depths of light,
like an angel, or a Buddha with wings,
it was beautiful,
striking the snow and whatever was there
with a force that
left the imprint
of the tips of its wings - five feet apart -
grabbing thrust of its feet,
and the indentation of what had been
through the white valleys of the snow -
and then it rose,
and flew back to the frozen marshes
to lurk there, like a
in the blue shadows -
so I thought:
isn't darkness, after all,
but so much light wrapping itself around us
as soft as feathers -
that we are instantly weary of looking, and
and shut our eyes, not without amazement,
and let ourselves be
as through the translucence of mica,
to the river that is without
the least dapple or shadow,
that is nothing but light - scalding, aortal
in which we are washed and washed
out of our bones.
~ Mary Oliver