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The perfect square has no corners?

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On 6/24/2018 at 9:01 PM, Marblehead said:

Sometimes one would do best to sit down and shut up.

 

Hi Dada-da,

 

Other times - stand up and openly drown?

 

A great weekend.

 

- LimA

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5 hours ago, Limahong said:

 

Hi Dada-da,

 

Other times - stand up and openly drown?

 

A great weekend.

 

- LimA

Yes, other times we must stand up and not back down.

 

Great weekend to you too.

 

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On 6/24/2018 at 8:11 AM, dawei said:

Squares and corners spoken are not the eternalness [of squares and corners].

 

Hi dawei,

 

Lao Tzu was/is a handsome man...

 

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... there/then => here/now?

 

- LimA

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9 hours ago, Marblehead said:

we must stand up and not back down.

 

Hi Dada-da,

 

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On 7/1/2018 at 8:45 PM, Marblehead said:

The perfect Taoist never lets him/herself...

 

Hi Dada-da,

 

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The wise student hears of the Tao and 
practices it diligently.
The average student hears of the Tao 
and gives it thought now and again.
The foolish student hears of the Tao 
and laughs aloud.
If there were no laughter, the Tao 
would not be what it is.

 

Hence it is said:
The bright path seems dim;
Going forward seems like retreat;
The easy way seems hard;
The highest Virtue seems empty;
Great purity seems sullied;

A wealth of Virtue seems inadequate;
The strength of Virtue seems frail;
Real Virtue seems unreal;
The perfect square has no corners;
Great talents ripen late;
The highest notes are hard to hear;
The greatest form has no shape;
The Tao is hidden and without name.
The Tao alone nourishes and brings 
everything to fulfillment.

 

 

This is about how coarse people do not identify virtue when they see it, "they laugh out loud".

Going forward seems like retreat

If you invest your time in self-cultivation a coarse person might say you are "giving up" ... well "giving up" is finding a new solution.

 

The highest Virtue seems empty

A coarse person might say "where will peace get you" ... well peace is the answer.

 

The perfect square has no corner

hmm ... coarse people look for imperfection, for noise, for corners, for jagged things, for betrayal, for war ... it is only this they can understand.  Even a square with such obvious pointy bits, does not cause disturbance to a sage who no longer clings to corners, he is a still lake even when the pointy bits of a coarse world come to him.

 


Which is very beautiful however we can also say that if people need war in order to grow because that's where they are at .... then war.   That is the message of the Bhagavad Gita you must war if you need to.  If you do not war then you will not grow but shrivel up meaninglessly. 
Also conceal your illumination.  In this world a sage might choose to enter society again, and act as if he clings to corners (even if he is inwardly undisturbed) if he choose to participate in the coarse world.

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On 7/13/2018 at 7:25 PM, rideforever said:

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The wise student hears of the Tao and 
practices it diligently.
The average student hears of the Tao 
and gives it thought now and again.
The foolish student hears of the Tao 
and laughs aloud.
If there were no laughter, the Tao 
would not be what it is.

Hahaha hehehe

 

Hence it is said:
The bright path seems dim;
Going forward seems like retreat;
The easy way seems hard;
The highest Virtue seems empty;
Great purity seems sullied;

A wealth of Virtue seems inadequate;
The strength of Virtue seems frail;
Real Virtue seems unreal;
The perfect square has no corners;
Great talents ripen late;
The highest notes are hard to hear;
The greatest form has no shape;
The Tao is hidden and without name.
The Tao alone nourishes and brings 
everything to fulfillment.

 

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This is about how coarse people do not identify virtue when they see it, "they laugh out loud".

HAHAHA HEHEHE

Going forward seems like retreat

If you invest your time in self-cultivation a coarse person might say you are "giving up" ... well "giving up" is finding a new solution.

Keep it up!

 

The highest Virtue seems empty

A coarse person might say "where will peace get you" ... well peace is the answer.

Peace - in bits and pieces?

 

The perfect square has no corner

hmm ... coarse people look for imperfection, for noise, for corners, for jagged things, for betrayal, for war ... it is only this they can understand.  Even a square with such obvious pointy bits, does not cause disturbance to a sage who no longer clings to corners, he is a still lake even when the pointy bits of a coarse world come to him.

 

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Which is very beautiful however we can also say that if people need war in order to grow because that's where they are at .... then war.   That is the message of the Bhagavad Gita you must war if you need to.  If you do not war then you will not grow but shrivel up meaninglessly. 

 

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Also conceal your illumination.  In this world a sage might choose to enter society again, and act as if he clings to corners (even if he is inwardly undisturbed) if he choose to participate in the coarse world.

 

Coarse world...

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Om mani padme hum.

 

Edited by Limahong
Enhance ...
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