Saturday, August 06, 2005

Way Leads on to Way.

What we look for beyond seeing
And call the unseen.
Listen for beyond hearing
and call the unheard,
Grasp for beyond reaching
And call the withheld,
Merge beyond understanding
In a oneness
Which does not merely rise and give light,
Does not merely set and leave darkness,
But forever sends forth a succession of living things as
As the unbegotten existence to which they return.
That is why men have called them empty phenomena.
Meaningless images,
In a mirage,
With no face to meet,
No back to follow.
Yet one who is anciently aware of existence
Is master of every moment,
Feels no break since beyond time
In the way life flows.

---------------------------------------------------------------Lao Tzu


rdl said...

very nice post and i love the picture, did you take it? like what i've seenn so for, i will be back.

Nick said...

Most of the pictures posted here are mine, but I'm afraid I cannot take credit for this one. Great pic!