Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Challenge 28: From the Mud Springs the Lotus

. . .
Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself?
The Master doesn’t see fulfillment
Not seeking, not expecting,
She is present, and can welcome all things.
Stephen Mitchell’s Notes:
“Mud” stands for concepts, judgements, desires, expectations -- everything that obscures an narrows reality. The Master’s life is pure and placid:
Predictable like the seasons
Obvious as the moon.
When our mind/heart becomes transparent, the light of the tao shines through.
Great acts
are made up of
small deeds.
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