All Posts Tagged ‘The Tao

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The Story of Lo Zu and The Young Man

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An inquisitive young man, along with some of his friends, went to Lo Zu, and said,

“Every time that I look east, the birds fly east, and every time that I look west, the birds fly west;

every time that I look up the birds fly up,

and every time that I look down, the birds fly down.  What does this mean?”

After a very long period of silence, Lo Zu, the great sage, finally answered,

“One must keep one’s mouth shut when inquiring within.”

 


They finally hatched!    🙂

Mourning Dove Fledglings… Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Timelessness…

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True enlightenment — not all of that phony stuff — involves being beyond the “conditioned”; few ever exist in (and “as”) the timeless, the “unconditioned.”

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[A female Cabbage Butterfly resting.  They were introduced into the U.S. from Europe at around 1860.  Well… we’re used to immigrants!]

She's not a legal citizen... but I won't turn her in! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

She’s not a legal citizen… but I won’t turn her in! Photo by Thomas Peace 2014

 

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If you look for the truth outside of yourself…

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.     If you look for the truth outside of yourself,

.     it gets farther and farther away.

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. — Tung-Shan (807-869 A.D.)

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Dorothy to Glinda (in Oz): "If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard, because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with." ... Photo (from the backyard) by Thomas Peace 2014

Dorothy to Glinda (in Oz): “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look any further than my own backyard, because if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” … Photo (from the backyard) by Thomas Peace 2014