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July 14, 2014 Jamestown Island 048

Only the perfect man

can transcend the limits of the human

and yet not withdraw from the world,

live in accord with mankind

and yet suffer no injury himself.

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Of the worlds teaching he learns nothing.

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He has that within

which makes him independent of others.

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If the eye is unobstructed,

the result is sight.

If the ear is unobstructed,

the result is hearing.

If the nose is unobstructed,

the result is smell.

If the mouth is unobstructed,

the result is taste.

If the mind is unobstructed,

the result is wisdom.

Chuang 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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April 9 2014 buds 061

 

To know the way,
we go the way,
we do the way.
The way we do,
the things we do,
it’s all there in front of you.
But if you try too hard to see it,
you’ll only become confused.
I am me and you are you.
As you can see;
but when you do
the things that you can do,
you will find the way.
The way will follow you.

 
Benjamin Hoff

 

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March 2 garden 008

Therefore, the truly great man,

although he does not injure others,

does not credit himself with charity and mercy

( these are natural to him. )

He does not seek gain,

but does not despise his followers who do.

He struggles not for wealth,

but does not take credit for leaving it aloneā€¦

The ranks and emoluments of the world

are to him no cause for joy,

its punishments and shame no cause for disgrace.

Chuang Tzu

 

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December 17, 2013 flowers 031

To those who

have conformed

themselves to the Way,

the Way readily

lends its power.

Tao Te Ching

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december 15 2013 Santas 014

To those who

have conformed

themselves to the Way,

the Way readily

lends its power.

Tao Te Ching

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Knowing

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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Balance

Countless words
count less
than the silent balance
between yin and yang.

Lao Tzu

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Flow

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Lao Tzu

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