“To know Tao meditate and still the mind …” ~ Loy Ching-Yuen

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To know Tao
meditate
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.

li ching-yuen empty vessel taoism

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.

li ching-yuen ineffable taoism

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.

~~ Loy Ching-Yuen

Loy Ching-Yuen was an accomplished Taoist master and a student of T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Chi Kung.

Poetry from The Essential Mystics: Selections from the World’s Great Wisdom Traditions, Edited by Andrew Harvey.
Image (edited and logos added) 1 & Featured) Reflection by Bess-Hamiti, 2) Beach Boat by Pexels, 3) Sunset Sea by Anestiev. All are CCO Public Domain.
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