Retire to the center of your being, which is calmness. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda
We are taking a brief rest … so there is no newsletter this week – normally it would have published on Wed, April 12th. Meantime, if you are interested, here’s our most recent newsletter, titled : Sanbo Zen, Simplicity of What Is, Nonduality & More … and here’s our newsletter archives. Of course, we continue to publish blog and video posts.
And … here’s a meditation by Loy Ching Yuen (an accomplished Taoist master and a student of T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung) to deepen the ongoing exploration of our true nature … the wisdom within … the ever present stillness!
To know Tao
And still the mind.
Knowledge comes with perseverance.
The Way is neither full nor empty;
A modest and quiet nature understands this.
The empty vessel, the uncarved block;
Nothing is more mysterious.
When enlightenment arrives
Don’t talk too much about it;
Just live it in your own way.
With humility and depth, rewards come naturally.
The fragrance of blossoms soon passes;
The ripeness of fruit is gone in a twinkling.
Our time in this world is so short,
Better to avoid regret;
Miss no opportunity to savor the ineffable.
Like a golden beacon signaling on a moonless night,
Tao guides our passage through this transitory realm.
In moments of darkness and pain
Remember all is cyclical.
Sit quietly behind your wooden door:
Spring will come again.
~ Meditation by Loy Ching Yuen
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Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. ~ Ovid
Paramahansa Yogananda & Ovid’s Quotes from : Wisdom Commons – Balance.
Meditation by Loy Ching Yuen from : Wisdom Commons – Serenity.
Images (edited) : All are CC BY 2.0 1) Tuolumne Meadows Sunset,by Steve Dunleavy from Lake Tahoe, NV, United States, [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons, 2) untitled by eflon, 3 & Featured) 293040 by Peter Pham.