Tao Te Ching – Verse 71 – Not-knowing is true knowledge. Presuming to know is a disease.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 71

Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick;
then you can move toward health.

The Master is her own physician.
She has healed herself of all … Read the rest

Today: “I don’t care whether people say I am a good Teacher or a bad Teacher” – Yogi Bhajan

“I don’t care whether people say I am a good Teacher or a bad Teacher, I’m a right Teacher or a wrong Teacher, as long as I know there are teachings, and I am carrying and sharing them as they … Read the rest

Tao Te Ching – Verse 70 – My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 70

My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them, you’ll fail.

My teachings are older than the … Read the rest

Today: “There’s no good and bad. There’s no right and wrong.” – Yogi Bhajan

“There’s no good and bad. There’s no right and wrong. There’s no high and low. A yogi is a person whom the opposite polarities do not affect—he recognizes there are polarities.” Yogi Bhajan

Meditation: The Neutral Mind

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 69 – Rather than make the first move it is better to wait and see.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 69

The generals have a saying:
“Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard.”

This is called
going … Read the rest

Today: “All these faculties as a Teacher will come to you” – Yogi Bhajan

“All these faculties as a Teacher will come to you, because you will also understand what the desire is, what the prayer is, and what the fulfillment is. They’re asking you to augment. Money is not a situation. Money is … Read the rest

“A Teacher is not judged by his popularity, his richness, his money, his knowledge, his essence. A Teacher is judged by his character.” – Yogi Bhajan

“A Teacher is not judged by his popularity, his richness, his money, his knowledge, his essence. A Teacher is judged by his character. If under all temptations he can fly through, then he knows how to fly.” Yogi Bhajan

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 68 – The best athlete wants his opponent at his best. The best general enters the mind of his enemy. The best businessman serves the communal good. The best leader follows the will of the people.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 68

The best athlete
wants his opponent at his best.
The best general
enters the mind of his enemy.
The best businessman
serves the communal good.
The best leader
follows the will of the people.… Read the rest

Tao Te Ching – Verse 67 – Some say that my teaching is nonsense.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 67

Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,… Read the rest

“When you teach, you must teach with confrontation, not by stimulation.” – Yogi Bhajan

“When you teach, you must teach with confrontation, not by stimulation. When you teach by stimulation, doubts keep floating. But when you teach by confrontation, it is an either/or situation. In that situation at least doubt is dispelled. That’s the … Read the rest

Tao Te Ching – Verse 66 – If you want to govern the people, you must place yourself below them.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 66

All streams flow to the sea
because it is lower than they are.
Humility gives it its power.

If you want to govern the people,
you must place yourself below them.
If you want … Read the rest

Today: “when you hear the truth, you also get exposed to your own lies” Yogi Bhajan

“People are afraid, because when you hear the truth, you also get exposed to your own lies. You don’t want to hear that. All right, it is a choice. Don’t hear it now. One day time will tell you in … Read the rest

Tao Te Ching – Verse 65 – The ancient Masters didn’t try to educate the people, but kindly taught them to not-know.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 65

The ancient Masters
didn’t try to educate the people,
but kindly taught them to not-know.

When they think that they know the answers,
people are difficult to guide.
When they know that they don’t … Read the rest

“You know, the only thing that goes wrong with us is that we forget. ” – Yogi Bhajan

“You know, the only thing that goes wrong with us is that we forget. Look at the word “forget.” “For-get. What do you mean by “get”? And what do you mean by “for”? “For” means “to.” “To get.” So you … Read the rest

Tao Te Ching – Verse 64 – Prevent trouble before it arises. Put things in order before they exist.

Tao Te Ching – Verse 64

What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.

Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put … Read the rest

Tao Te Ching – Verse 63 – Act without doing; work without effort

Tao Te Ching – Verse 63

Act without doing;
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small … Read the rest