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The Condition to see the Tao

Quote

    Always without desire we must be found,
    If its deep mystery we would sound;
    But if desire always within us be,
    Its outer fringe is all that we shall see.
    (Tao-te ching, chap. 1, 3, James Legge version)Legge)

Commentary

External boundaries are only the form of contemplated work, and not its content or meaning. What we see in general is what we think or more precisely what we wish. Our vision is corrupted by desire. In order to see what it really is, we must maintain an equal attitude and a sovereign calm. This is the Taoist way of knowing Tao.

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Commentary by Jhian

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