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Still Waters

Mystery

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

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

Importance of wisdom

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Truth shines even in darkness

Eye of twilight, give us sight. Take our offer, give us might. Make our power tears of night.

The sword of truth sings more beautifully than any choir. Weathered Wayfarer. Proclamation of Rebirth

Humbly I bow. Silently I wait. Deeply I listen. We watch and wait

Life’s greatest lessons dont come from focus or concentration. They come from breathing and simple noticing.

We wake from one dream into another dream – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtue is an inner light that can prevail in every soul. Pierce the darknest

True enlightenment comes not with a new thought, but with understanding of all the old ones.

Limits of understanding

Every victory adds a new verse. Glorious Anthem

Clash of Realities

She enraptures all, encompasses all, endures all.

Learn something from every lesson you teach

Wisdom of the ancestors. Wisdom is not the counting of all the drops in a waterfall. Wisdom is learning why the water seeks the earth.

When you have mastered my lessons, it will seem as though the whole of the world has opened up to your mind and nothing is beyond your grasp.

Know your history. The lessons of the past will shield you in times of doubt.

Awareness extending far beyond the five senses

Cowed by wisdom

Truth from tale, fact from fiction

Search for tomorrow

The wise pay as much attention to what they throw away as to what they keep

Swords to plowshares

Wisdom is both a tool and a craft. Like any tool, it must be sharpened. Like any craft, it must be practiced.

Heed the lessons of our time.

All is one, one is all

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.

Scroll of Origins. The words from which language sprang, the knowledge from which thought was born, the story from which history was woven.

Puzzle Box and Maze

Celestial Dawn

Such a small thing, a drop of water. And yet enough of them together can flood a field, cleanse a mire, or choke a forest.

Gaea’s memory is eternal, and she exists in all things

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

Opposites are one and the same

In fire there is the spark of chaos and destruction, the seed of life. In ice there is perfect tranquility, perfect order, and the silence of death

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.

Wax and Wane

Night and Day

Rise and Fall

Order and Chaos

Illusion and Reality

Creation exists behind destruction

Destruction exists behind creation

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

Law of Equivalent Exchange

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

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

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

Perfection

The only perfect world is an empty world, with no one to sin or wage war

The song of perfect harmony

Perspective

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.

Flowing Rivers

Change

Life gives way to death, and death to new life. Nature feeds upon her own decay.

Everything flows

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

The rifts reach into infinite time streams, bringing the divergent products of alternate past into the present

Telling time. Time flows like a river. Like the tide, time both ebbs and flows.

Seize the day, Memento Mori

Choice

Beware of things that offer what you want, not what you need.

Call back yesterday, bid time return.
Law of equivalent exchange

Your deed cannot be undone

Listen, listen

this wonderful sound

brings me back to the present

this wonderful sound

brings me back to my true self

Inevitability

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.

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

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

Wheel of Time and Fate

One cannot cleanse the wounds of failure

I have been brought to this place and I cannot leave. I may be free of the amber, but I am still in prison

In my dreams, I hear the voices of my future selves who have died in times yet to come. I use that knowledge to avoid those dark futures and continue my search for peace.

Armageddon Enduring Renewal

Nature is the endless dance between life and death

Let everything return to its true nature, so that destiny may take its course.

Web of Relations

Civilization & Humanity

A drop of water may be dew on the meadow, raindrops from the sky, and part of a flowing river.

Concerted efforts Voice of All

Pure intentions

Isolation is not the answer

Beliefs matters more than truth. Every moment, belief in imaginary things alters lives while truth sits unnoticed and waits.

Duty and Reason

In secrecy is strength. None can oppose one who cannot be found.

The fatal flaw in every plan is the assumption that you know more than the enemy

Duty and law are the foundations on which civilization stands. They must not fall, for when they do, they take everything with them.

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.

Farsight

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.

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

unconcerned

aloof

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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