Heaven and Earth


“Heaven and Earth may turn upside down, but I shall have no more uncertainty.”

                                         Zen Master I-Hsuan



“Calmness is the substance of Wisdom,

and Wisdom is the function of Calmness.”

                                              Great Master Hui-neng



” A beautiful thing calls forth things that are 

beautiful in kind…”

                                  Tung Chung-Shu



“Few in the world can understand teaching without words

and the advantage of taking no action.”

                                                                     The Natural Way of Lao Tzu, # 43.



“The best (man) is like water.

Water is good; It benefits all things

and does not compete with them.

It dwells in (lowly) places that all distain.

That is why it is so near to Tao.”

                                                               The Natural Way of  Lao Tzu, # 8



“There was something undifferentiated and yet complete,

which existed before heaven and earth.”

                                                                   The Natural Way of  Lao Tzu, #25.



                                                                                                                                              Nate’s Pond, January 27, 2013

“Well,” I said, “I have not come here to instruct you.

It is my passionate desire to write, perhaps not a history of the League,

but to tell quite simply the story of our journey.”

                                                                                  The Journey to the East, by Hermann Hesse




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