…to know one’s Self
April 14, 2010, 1:49 pm
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It is wisdom to know others, but enlightenment to know one’s Self.
~Tao Te Ching

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Kindhearted as a grandmother…
October 21, 2009, 10:45 am
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Empty your mind of all thoughts.
Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,
but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe
returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.

If you don’t realize the source,
you stumble in confusion and sorrow.
When you realize where you came from,
you naturally become tolerant,
disinterested, amused,
kindhearted as a grandmother,
dignified as a king.
Immersed in the wonder of the Tao,
you can deal with whatever life brings you,
and when death comes, you are ready.

~Tao Te Ching / 16
Stephen Mitchell

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You know who you are…
May 7, 2009, 9:18 am
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You know who you are...

At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.
~Lao Tzu

The whole world belongs to you…
May 5, 2009, 2:13 pm
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Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
~Lao Tzu

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