special strength to Jeremy today
Isn’t that simple?
No — let’s reduce more:
Why go through all this rigamorole? Why endlessly examine scriptures and debate obscure actions of long-dead saints and equally dead words? We need to affirm experiences over word, individuality over dogma.
After all this study of Tao, there should only be this simple conclusion: There is only us and Tao.
No, more simple still is to be Tao itself. Then everything that is Tao is us.
Those who follow Tao reduce everything in complexity until they reach the final irreducible conclusion: You are Tao. When you can be that without any contradictions, then you have truly achieved sublime simplicity.
Deng Ming-Dao (author)
Coming Back in the Wind and Snow 1945
by Fu Bao Shi
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