Tend Your Sails

…Where thoughts lead fears,
And fears push actions,
And actions leave marks…

Praise and the Tao

Among some monks a great discussion broke out regarding Taoism, that centered around a hypothetical question, a proposed response, and its insight to the Tao. The story is that a learned Taoist Master is told by another that he is very wise. How would the enlightened Master respond to the speaker? And how does his response reflect the Great Tao?

“Subservience” on Harley Unhinged

  Hi readers! Thanks for stopping in. For once just a quick note.   A fellow blogger, Harley Unhinged, has offered me the honor of posting a guest poem on her blog. She is an unabashed writer whose posts range from brutally honest depictions of personal struggles, to poetry and prose that is as provocative, … Continue reading

The Journey

Tung Jin, the aging Taoist Master of a rural temple in the hills outside of Nanning, was beginning to feel the weight of the many years that had passed since his birth. Although his spirit was still strong, the day to day tasks in seeing to temple business and instructing his students were becoming more … Continue reading

Another Cup of Tea

Nan-in, a great Japanese Master of Zen during the Meiji era, received a university professor who had come to inquire about Zen. Upon arriving, the professor was shown to the formal tea house by Nan-in’s most faithful servant, Chujian. They followed the river stone path as it led through the garden to the tea house. … Continue reading

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