The Path Into The Light Seems Dark


“The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest art seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.

The Tao is nowhere to be found.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.” – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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Lakeside reflections…


“Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.”

– Lao Tzu

    A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

    Henry David Thoreau

            Beautiful Art by Taras Loboda

            Text and image source: GODDESS CENTRAL

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            Greatest Gift

            “If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.

            If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.

            Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own Self-transformation.”

            Lao Tzu  

            ( 570 – 490 BC )

            Love All.

            (c) ram H singhal

            Money or Happiness

            “Fame or Integrity: which is more important?

            Money or Happiness: which is more valuable?

            Success or Failure: which is more destructive?

            If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never truly be fulfilled.

            If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself.

            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  

            ( 570 – 490 BC )

            Love All.

            (c) ram H singhal

            Accord with the Tao

            One who stands on tiptoe
            doesn’t stand firm.

            One who rushes ahead
            doesn’t go far.

            One who tries to shine
            dims its own light.

            One who defines ownself
            can’t know who One really is ?.

            One who has power over others
            can’t empower Own self.

            One who clings to Own work
            will create nothing that endures.

            If you want to Accord with the Tao,
            Just do your job, then Let Go.

            Lao Tzu  

            ( 570 – 490 BC )

            Love All.

            (c) ram H singhal

            Center of the Circle

            “Do you want to improve the world?
            I don’t think it can be done.

            The world is sacred.
            It can’t be improved.
            If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
            If you treat it like an object, you’ll lose it.

            There is a time for being ahead,
            a time for being behind;
            a time for being in motion,
            a time for being at rest;
            a time for being vigorous,
            a time for being exhausted;
            a time for being safe,
            a time for being in danger.

            The Master sees things as they are,
            without trying to control them.
            She lets them go their own way,
            and resides at the Center of the Circle.”

            Lao Tzu  ( 570 – 490 BC )

            Love All.

            (c) ram H singhal