You have the capacity to ward off and neutralize external threats. Study the marital arts, e.g., Aikido.
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“If you have all the life, all the wealth, all the ecstasy, everything, if you have not found your Master, you have lost it. We are not asking you to find the Master. BE the Master. That’s your chance. You … Read the rest
Weapons are the tools of violence;
all decent men detest them.
Weapons are the tools of fear;
a decent man will avoid them
except in the direst necessity
and, if compelled, will use them… Read the rest
“Earth is a hotel—for some it is a five star hotel, for some just a shack. But when you are tired, sleep is good. When you are hungry, food is good, and when you know you are a Master, you … Read the rest
Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men
doesn’t try to force issues
or defeat enemies by force of arms.
For every force there is a counterforce.
Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon … Read the rest
“So, if you come for study, remember, don’t try to become a great master or a great teacher—become a royal being. Just become a royal being, and then you’ll become a real being. If your personality, your identity, and your … Read the rest
Do you want to improve the world?
I don’t think it can be done.
The world is sacred.
It can’t be improved.
If you tamper with it, you’ll ruin it.
If you treat it … Read the rest
“If you have the power to listen, you’ll become the whole universe and the entire Heavens. Do you not feel the joy of that completion? Just listening, just developing a power to listen? Those who have listened to their teacher, … Read the rest
Know the male,
yet keep to the female:
receive the world in your arms.
If you receive the world,
the Tao will never leave you
and you will be like a little child.
When all seems hopeless and confused, recognize what your intuition is telling you.
“You are Teachers. You have to learn something which you will teach. What you have to teach is, “To be, to be.” You cannot live and practice, “To be, not to be.” Your mood and mind are your servants; they … Read the rest
A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed himself of concepts
and keeps … Read the rest
Engage, then depart. Do not become attached to any thing or place. Do what you can, then move on.