Leading a large group is like cooking a small fish. Lead according to The Way and demons are powerless— not that they disappear, but they can do no harm. Since the enlightened do not hurt people, no one gets hurt when leaders lead according to The Way.
Packing for the Trip Having been nearly immortal for a long time, I have concluded (but no, there’s never a conclusion, really, when we’re being honest) that human beings do well to pack some variation on those classic three questions in their luggage for the long haul: What is real? What is a human … More from Amos: Confessions of a Major Minor Prophet
The most thoroughly finished Looks like so many pieces. Use it and use it. Its fullness looks Like a void. The straightest looks crooked; The most skillful looks clumsy; Eloquence sounds like stuttering. Motion overcomes cold; Stillness overcomes heat. Peace and serenity Govern the universe.
“They’re after me!” “They’re out to get me!” “They want my things!” “They want to destroy me!” Think this way And live in hatred. “They’re after me!” “They’re out to get me!” “They want my things!” “They want to destroy me!” Don’t think this way And you are free.
Serious students find A Way and practice it diligently. Those less serious sometimes practice and sometimes don’t. Those less serious still merely laugh at ways—which proves this is serious. Ancient writers said this of The Way— The Way, at its brightest, looks dark; those following appear to be going backward. Its smoothest places are a … More Tao Teh Ching 41