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#3732 - Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - Editor: Gloria Lee
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THE MAN OF TAO

The man in whom Tao
Acts without impediment
Harms no other being
By his actions
Yet he does not know himself
To be "kind," to be "gentle."

The man in whom Tao
Acts without impediment
Does not bother with his own interests
And does not despise
Others who do.
He does not struggle to make money
And does not make a virtue of poverty.

He goes his way
Without relying on others
And does not pride himself
On walking alone.
While he does not follow the crowd
He won't complain of those who do.
Rank and reward
Make no appeal to him;
Disgrace and shame
Do not deter him.
He is not always looking
For right and wrong
Always deciding "Yes" and "No."
The ancients said, therefore:
"The man of Tao
Remains unknown
Perfect virtue
Produces nothing
'No-Self'
Is 'True-Self'
And the greatest man
Is Nobody"

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  The Heart of the World
Sometimes modern people misunderstand Buddhism’s focus on the individual human journey as well as its injunction to people to find out who they are and to seek their own ultimate fulfillment. With our Western suspicions of meditation, of looking within— and, frankly, our fear of being alone—not infrequently, we tend to reject the inward looking of Buddhism as somehow disconnected from the social context and disloyal to it.
If Buddhism were a static tradition with an unchanging interpretation of what people are and of how they need to engage their world, such suspicions would have some merit. But Buddhism is nothing other than a set of practices to open up the mysteries of the human heart and the deepest realities of our human experience as those exist, uniquely in us, right at this moment. And the human heart is not personal: the more we fathom our own hearts, the more we find there the being of others and, beyond that, the very heart of the world itself.
- Reginald Ray, "Looking Inward, Seeing Outward"
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Alan Larus Midsummer midnight mountain path.

       

Midnight view from a mountain facing the North Sea.

  photos posted on Facebook to the new spiritual art of the world By:Alan Larus  


  Diwali


and how did you think
the light would manifest
into the worlds?

if not through your single
eye of awareness?

and how did you think
the light would shine
into all hearts?


if not through the landscape
you speak of?

if not through your poems
sung by a river?

and how did you think
the river flows from the mountain
into the sea?


if not through the silence
that sings like a lark?

By Anna

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