Monday, May 28, 2012

Tao Bible - Matthew 5:29

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
~ King James version ~

Love of colors bewilders the eye and it fails to see right.
Love of harmonies bewitches the ear, and it loses its true hearing.
Love of perfumes fills the head with dizziness.
Love of flavors ruins the taste.
Desires unsettle the heart until the original nature runs amok.
~ from Chapter 12 of the Zhuangzi ~
When we allow our insatiable desires to rule the roost, we so cover up the divine within us/our inner nature that we create our own anguish and misery. Keep those unmitigated desires in check and our lives will flow much smoother.

If you're interested in reading more from this experimental series, go to the Tao Bible Index page.

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