If you want to shrink something,
you must first allow it to expand.
If you want to get rid of something,
you must first allow it to be given.
This is called the subtle perception
of the way things are.
The soft overcomes the hard.
The slow overcomes the fast.
Let your working remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.
Men are born soft and supple;
dead, they are stiff and hard.
Plants are born tender and pliant;
dead, they are brittle and dry.
Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible
is a disciple of death.
Whoever is soft and yielding
is a disciple of life.
The hard and stiff will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail.
Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
The Buddha taught that meditation is “a path of happiness that leads to the highest happiness.” There is no end to the meditative process: it is a lifelong practice that can be undertaken by anyone, regardless of age and spiritual beliefs, and there is no right or wrong time to start on your meditative path.
When taxes are too high,
people become hungry.
When the government is too intrusive,
people lose their spirit.
Act for he people’s benefit
Trust them, leave them alone.
Colors blind the eye.
Sounds deafen the ear.
Flavors numb the taste.
Thoughts weaken the mind.
Desires wither the heart.
The Master observes the world
but trust his inner vision.
He allows things to come and go.
His heart is open as the sky.
How does this affect your day?