Traps

(An Adaptation from Zhuangzi) We use a net to catch fish; then, we drop the net. We use words to say ideas; then, we . . . We must drop the words. Yet show me someone who has dropped words. No. We like to talk!

Daodejing 70

My words are easy to understand, easy to practice, yet so few practice them. My words originate in the origin— the motions of the universe itself— yet so few follow my words, so few follow the way. Those who know are rare, a treasure. Outside, they wear rags, but inside—there is precious jade.