Friday, October 23, 2009

Hua Hu Ching - Verse 81

Verse Eighty-One
With all this talking, what has been said? The subtle truth can he pointed at with words, but it can't be contained by them. Take time to listen to what is said without words, to obey the law too subtle to be written, to worship the unnameable and to embrace the unformed. Love your life. Trust the Tao. Make love with the invisible subtle origin of the universe, and you will give yourself everything you need. You won't have to hide away forever in spiritual retreats. You can be a gentle, contemplative hermit right here in the middle of everything, utterly unaffected, thoroughly sustained and rewarded by your integral practices. Encouraging others, giving freely to all, awakening and purifying the world with each movement and action, you'll ascend to the divine realm in broad daylight. The breath of the Tao speaks, and those who are in harmony with it hear quite clearly.
~ Translated by Brian Walker ~
I'm not going to add anything to the final verse and will let it stand on its own.

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  1. "The breath of the Tao speaks, and those who are in harmony with it hear quite clearly."

    Beautiful...just beautiful!

  2. I agree. That's why I stood off to the side. :)


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