Archives for posts with tag: Lao Tzu

December 26, 2014 Warmth 021


“Light comes through the mind

and Illuminates the whole body.

When all things within you are integrated,

your light will shine everywhere.”


Dialogue of the Savior


December 26, 2014 Warmth 030.

“When the light within is sheltered from the wind,

the yogi who is perfect in concentration

realizes the Self.

He is then a lamp

that does not flicker.”


The Bhagavad Gita


December 24, 2014 green world 004.


Unify spirit and soul

and inner harmony will follow.


The Tao Te Ching


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014


With appreciation to Richard Hooper. Jesus, Buddha Krishna and Lao Tzu:  The Parallell Sayings.  2012

December 5, 2014 ornaments 004


Allow the heart to empty itself of all turmoil!

Retrieve the utter tranquility of the mind

from which you issued.

Although all forms are dynamic,

and we all grow and transform,

each of us is compelled

to return to our root.


Our root is quietude.

Lao Tzu


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June 14, 2014 trees 001
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu
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March 17, 2014 budding 005

Embracing Tao, you become embraced.
Supple, breathing gently, you become reborn.
Clearing your vision, you become clear.
Nurturing your beloved, you become impartial.
Opening your heart, you become accepted.
Accepting the World, you embrace Tao.
Bearing and nurturing,
Creating but not owning,
Giving without demanding,
Controlling without authority,
This is love.
Lao Tse

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January 16 new growth 004
Kindness in words
creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking
creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving
creates love.
Lao Tzu
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January 4 ice 018The key to growth
is the introduction
of higher dimensions
of consciousness
into our awareness.
      *      *     *
For the wise man
looks into space
and he knows
there is no limited dimensions.

Lao Tzu

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2014

November 18 2013 WC and Parkway 025


The Formless Way
We look at it, and do not see it; it is invisible.
We listen to it, and do not hear it; it is inaudible.
We touch it, and do not feel it; it is intangible.
These three elude our inquiries, and hence merge into one.

Not by its rising, is it bright,
nor by its sinking, is it dark.
Infinite and eternal, it cannot be defined.
It returns to nothingness.
This is the form of the formless, being in non-being.
It is nebulous and elusive.

Meet it, and you do not see its beginning.
Follow it, and you do not see its end.
Stay with the ancient Way
in order to master what is present.
Knowing the primeval beginning is the essence of the Way.

Lao Tzu

Photo by Woodland Gnome 2013


Knowing others is wisdom,

knowing yourself is enlightenment.

Lao Tzu

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November 3 2013 Parkway 021

Do you have the patience to wait
until your mud settles,
and the water is clear?

Can you remain unmoving
until the right action
arises by itself?

Lao Tzu

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Oct. 6 pots 018

Because the awakened one

puts himself behind,

he steps ahead.

Because he gives away,

he gains.

Because he is selfless,

he fulfills himself.

The still is the lord of the restless.

Lao Tzu

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