Daily Wisdom-isms: The Tao Te Ching (32)

Corruption has been around as long as social structure. Selfishness, greed, ambition, hate, pride—all of these are part of the human condition. And all of these have gotten the world where it is today. The spiritual side of man has always understood the shortsightedness of the flesh. The spiritual side of man also understands that everything under the sun is temporary. Everything has it’s end. Nothing material lasts forever. If only we weren’t so obsessed with trying to force our debilitating institutions into eternal truths…

“If powerful men and women
could remain centered in the Tao,
all things would be in Harmony.
The world would become a paradise.
All the people would be at peace,
and the law would be written in their hearts.

When you have names and forms,
know that they are provisional.
When you have institutions,
know where their functions should end.
Knowing when to stop,
you can avoid any danger.

All things end in the Tao,
as a river flows into the sea.”—The Tao Te Ching Ch. 32


About Universal Shift

I am the Sonata Unusual. I coat myself with some obtuse angle too far below zero to become any warmer. I create motivation, activate schemas, moisten gardens with scents of natural honeydew. Construct this meaning, you sleepy flock. Silence your singing—despairing contortions out of tune. Shatter the brittle butterfly glass with your hideous wailing. I am born of my god’s imagination. When I die I shall meet him. For there are many things to discuss over tea…or scotch.

Posted on April 12, 2012, in Author, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, Spirituality, writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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