The Only Time.......
This is the only time I allow my vision to be clouded.......
The "Wise Student", I strive to be; clear in Spirit and Truth; fully aware, in Darkness and in Light; deeply in tune with Self and Self's origin; hungry for Learning; thirsty for knowledge; forever in Love.......
The following is from Lao Tzu's "Tao Te Ching":
"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.
(translated by Gia-fu Feng & Jane English)"
I have read at least three different translations of this text, over the past 27 years of my life. The first time, I was 18. The second time, I was 26. The third time, I was about 35. I am currently going through it again.
The Way is The Way!! No matter the language, no matter the translation, no matter the year, no matter the century, no matter the eyes reading, no matter the mind pondering.......The Way is The WAY!
Those who have ears to hear, let them hear.......