Thanks Last! ... wonderful!
Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night
and took out at the stars. This practice should answer the question.
The superior person settles her mind as the universe settles the stars
in the sky. By connecting her mind with the subtle origin, she calms it.
Once calmed, it naturally expands, and ultimately her mind becomes
as vast and immeasurable as the night sky.
The Tao gives rise to all forms, yet it has no form of its own. If you
attempt to fix a picture of it in your mind, you will lose it. This is like
pinning a butterfly: the husk is captured, but the flying is lost. Why
not be content with simply experiencing it?
With all this talking, what has been said? The subtle truth can be
pointed at with words, but it can’t be contained by them. Take time to
listen to what is said without words, to obey the law too subtle to be
written, to worship the unnameable and to embrace the unformed.
Love your life. Trust the Tao. Make love with the invisible subtle origin
of the universe, and you will give yourself everything you need. You
won’t have to hide away forever in spiritual retreats. You can be a
gentle, contemplative hermit right here in the middle of everything,
utterly unaffected, thoroughly sustained and rewarded by your integral
practices. Encouraging others, giving freely to all, awakening and
purifying the world with each movement and action, you’ll ascend to
the divine realm in broad daylight. The breath of the Tao speaks, and
those who are in harmony with it hear quite clearly.