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Still Waters

All is one

Opposites are one and the same

Law of equivalent exchange

Limits of understanding

Flowing Rivers




Web of Relations

Extracts – Daodejing


The Tao that can be told of is not the eternal Tao;

The name that can be named is not the eternal name.

Be ever without yearning so as to observe her obscurities;

Be ever full of yearning so as to observe what she longs for.


When all the people of the world know beauty as beauty;

There arises the recognition of ugliness.


Being and beingless generate each other;

Difficult and easy form each other;

Long and short shape each other;

High and low complete each other;

Note and voice match each other;

Front and back follow each other.

The myriad of things act, yet he does not initiate them,

They generate, yet he does not possess them,

They act, yet he does not rely on them;

Tasks comes to fruition, yet he does not dwell on them.


Dwelling aims to be earth-boung;

Thinking aims to be profound;

Giving aims to be like heaven;

Speaking aims to be trustworthy;

Governing aims to be correct;

Accomplishing aims to be capable;

Undertaking aims to be timely.


To hold and fill is not equal to stopping when nearly full;

To whet and sharpen a blade means it will not keep for long.

When gold and jade fill the storeroom, none can keep them;

When tasks are done, then retire, that is the way of heaven.


One who regulates the himself as much as regulating the world,

May be entrusted with the world..

One who loves himself as much as he loves the world,

May be granted keep of the world.



All was created from the one, and it eventually returns to the one.

In other words, all is one.

All exist due to the one, and all exist within the one.

If the one does not exist then there exist nothing at all.


Creation exists behind destruction

Destruction exists behind creation

Destroy and then create, that is the law of the universe.


People cannot gain anything without sacrificing something

You must present something of equal value in order to gain something

This is the principle of equivalent trade.



There are many unusual things in this world. Everyday, events occur that cannot be explained. Bizarre phenomena that often goes unnoticed because people close their eyes to what they don’t understand. But the truth of the matter is there are many unusual things in this world and people, people are the most mysterious of them all.

Because this is inevitable. You came here to inquire about something. This meeting had to happen and it was always going to happen like this.

There is no such thing as coincidence and happenstance. Everything is inevitable whether you know it or not. When a service is rendered, a compensation is required to complete the transaction. The payment must be of equal value to that service. There can be no deficiency or excess, only perfect balance or harm will be done

Our meeting was destined and the ties are formed. It does not matter how brief an encounter it is. When two people meet, they affect each other. The meeting will change their lives in some way and ties will form between them. There are meaning to everything that happens in our lives, no matter how small they may seem and so there is meaning to our meeting today.

Even if it does not appear to be a significant matter from one perspective, from another perspective, it is a huge incident.

Humans are strange creatures, even though from one person’s perspective something may seem unfortunate to another it might bring them happiness.

Do you think that something thrown out easily can be exchanged for something important?

You don’t only belong only to yourself. There isn’t anything in the world that belongs only to yourself. Everyone has connections with someone else and shares something with them through these. That is why you can never be free.

Before you even began looking you were already foiled in your search. Living beings can be bound by so many different things. The so called natural laws, the set passage of time, the vessel you think of as your body, the spirit/ego you think of as your mind. These are the things that bind all living things. These are the bonds to which you cannot break free. There is one chain humans can wield all by themselves. Words. Once they have escaped a person’s lips, they can never be returned. Once heard, they cannot be ignored. Still people throw them out far too lightly, often unaware. Words are alive and their power can set the course of a person’s future. The words we speak are not the only ones that binds.

Waves like that rise and fall of water, the fluctuations of sound, light, electromagnetism, isolation from the source possible to transist.

Most of the time no one is as good or as bad as we think thet are. She has to discover her flaw by herself. She has an infinite amount of chances. Any choice you make can change your future. In this world, there is only one possible path for all of us but it contains an infinite number of possibilities. As long as you know that this world is only what you choose to make of it, you can have any future you want.

The present world is a dream. Dreams at night are the truth.

The desire to change must come from within or you will inevitably fail. You need to convince yourself. Sometimes you must put yourself first to help those you love. Learn to make your own decisions instead of relying on others to make them for you. Names are more important than you expect. Naming something empowers it.

People are always more likely to do something once it has been forbidden. And after they have crossed that line, there is no telling what else they are capable of doing to get what it is they want. The things that a person wishes often reveal more of them than they like.

A picture always reflect the past. It captures a moment in time and reflects it honestly. At times a phot even reflect the things you don’t want to see.

The Wheel of Time

The wheel of time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.


Star Wars

There is no emotion; there is peace.

There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.

There is no passion; there is serenity.

There is no death; there is the Force.



The crystal is the heart of the blade.

The heart is the crystal of the Jedi.

The Jedi is the crystal of the Force.

The Force is the blade of the heart.

All are interwined.

The crystal, the blade, the Jedi.

You are one.


The rule of two


Peace if a lie. There is only passion.

Through passion, I gain strength.

Through strength, I gain power.

Through power, I gain victory.

Through victory my chains are broken.


Revenge of the Sith

The dark is generous.

Its first gift is concealment: our true faces lie in the dark beneath our skins, our true hearts remain shadowed deeper still. But the greatest concealment lies not in protecting our secret truths, but in hiding from us the truths of others.

The dark protects us from what we dare not know.

Its second gift is comforting illusion: the ease of gentle dreams in night’s embrace, the beauty that imagination brings to what would repel in day’s harsh light. But the greatest of its comforts is the illusion that the dark is temporary: that every night brings a new day. Because it is day that is temporary.

Day is the illusion.

Its third gift is the light itself: as days are defined by the nights that divide them, as stars are defined by the infinite black through which they wheel, the dark embraces the light, and brings forth from the center of its own self.

With each victory of the light, it is the dark that wins.


The dark is generous, and it is patient.

It is the dark that seeds cruelty into justice, that drips contempt into compassion, that poisons love with grains of doubt.

The dark can be patient, because the slightest drop of rain will cause those seeds to sprout.

The rain will come, and the seeds will sprout, for the dark is the soil in which they grow, and it is the clouds above them, and it waits behind the star that gives them light.

The dark’s patience is infinite.

Eventually, even stars burn out.


The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins.

It always wins because it is everywhere.

It is in the wood that burns in your hearth, and in the kettle on the fire; it is under your chair and under your table and under the sheets of your bed. Walk in the midday sun and the dark is with you, attached to the soles of your feet.

The brightest light casts the darkest shadow.


The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins – but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back.

Love is more than a candle.

Love can ignite the stars.



To all seekers of the Way and Keepers of the open mind


Mindfulness is the way to the deathless

Heedlessness is the way to death

The mindful do not die

The heedless are like unto the dead.


Listen, listen

this wonderful sound

brings me back to the present

this wonderful sound

brings me back to my true self


A Yogi must be able to see

his lifework destroyed

his hopes dashed

his plans and

all his efforts

come to naught

Everything gone down the drain

and still remain unruffled



With nary a heartpain

a sign

or regret

He keeps going undaunted.


Do not pursue the past.

Do not lose yourself in the future.

The past no longer is.

The future has not yet come.

Looking deeply at life as it is

in the very here and now,

the practitioner dwells

in stability and freedom.

We must be diligent today.

To wait until tomorrow is too late.

Death comes unexpectedly

How can we bargain with it?


Everything we do is an act of poetry or a painting if we do it with mindfulness.




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