Winter Sky

When you know that this moment is the Tao, and this moment is considered by itself without past and without future—eternal, neither coming into being nor going out of being—there is nirvana.

~ Alan Watts, The Philosophies of Asia

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Old Road

The master observes the world but trusts the inner vision.

The master allows things to come and go, and prefers what is within to what is without.

~ verse 12 Tao Te Ching

Creek

Do you have the patience to wait until the mud settles and the water clears?
~ Lao Tzu

Meander

Meandering leads to perfection.

~ Lao Tzu

Resurrection Fern

I seem like everything else, to be a center, a sort of vortex, at which the whole energy of the universe realizes itself.. Each one of us, not only human beings but every leaf, every weed, exists in the way it does, only because everything else around it does. The individual and the universe are inseparable.

~ Alan Watts