hsüan chih yu hsüan
(xuan zhi you xuan)
mystery of mysteries
Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching Verse One (several translations)
These two things spirit and matter, so different in nature, have the same origin. This unity of origin is the mystery of mysteries, but it is the gateway to spirituality.
(Translated by Dwight Goddard – 1919) Continue reading
correct your mind, the
rest of your life will fall into place.
This is true because the mind is the governing
aspect of a human life. If the river flows
clearly and cleanly through the
proper channel, all will
be well along its
banks. Continue reading
Do you imagine the universe is agitated? Go into the desert at night and took out at the stars.
This practice should answer the question.
The superior person settles her mind as the universe settles the stars in the sky.
By connecting her mind with the subtle origin, she calms it.
Once calmed, it naturally expands,
and ultimately her mind becomes as vast and immeasurable as the night sky. Continue reading