Monday, August 31, 2015

Danger Of The Sea

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Vincent Van Gogh said that the fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Maybe they thought that there were far more dangers on land. There is a call that takes men to the sea. Most people don’t know anything about the sea and they find it romantic but seamen know better that that. So one might ask why if they know that, they continue to go to sea; probably because they don’t have the sense to stay on land.

Sunday, August 30, 2015


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Those who want to change the world
According with their desire
cannot succeed.

The world is shaped by the Way
It cannot be shaped by the self
Trying to change it, you damage it
Trying to possess it, you fumble it

So some will lead, while others follow
Some will be warm, others cold
Some will be strong, others weak
Some will get where they are going
While others fall by the side of the road
The Dao must occur naturally
At its own pace and discretion
Only the foolish attempt to control it
Those that do attempt such folly suffer the consequences

Saturday, August 29, 2015


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Using the male, using the female
One baffles the opponent
And allows one to embrace harmony
From all sides

Using strength, being weak,
Being the root of the world,
You complete harmony
As the acorn to the towering oak

Using the light, being dark,
Being the world,
You perfect harmony
And return to the Way.

By using yin and using yang
One perfects harmony
There is a time for each
Just as there is a time for daylight and a time for darkness
The velvet glove that holds the hammer
Is in position to caress or strike a blow
Depending on what is needed.