The effort of not doing. You do nothing and everything happens by itself. You must restrain any attempt to do, to judge, to desire, to change or to change. The king sits on his throne and contemplates, but under his attentive gaze everything is done by itself.
Those who seek the truth are like moths flying to the fire. Those who seek to lie are like drowned men with a stone around their necks, or fish jumping out of the water. The impartial is like one who has built a fire and is cooking fish stew in a pot.
Banging on someone's door is a stupid idea. Happiness is the Tao, that is, the movement towards one's goal, one's doors and one's roads. Your path will not resist you, it will pull you, beckon to him like a magnet.
Virtue is constancy in action. Consistency breeds accuracy... Permanence does not require effort and does not consume energy, but creates energy. Consistency helps the movements, as the flow of the river downstream.
Directing all your will to the realization of the intention, it is as if you are building drainage channels from an overflowing reservoir, redirecting energy to the right direction. Willpower is weak, but the power of energy flow in such channels is huge. Energy channels, willpower rushing to the intended purpose, generate conductivity.
It is not difficult to follow the path, the path is like falling into an abyss. It is difficult to step into the abyss. It's hard to let go of affection. It is difficult to find the wisdom and courage not to die of fear and despondency during the endless fall into the abyss.
Yin is softness, Yang is hardness ...but Yang is incontinence, and Yin is restraint. Darkness and shadow – a softness and restraint, and day light is the hardness and fierceness. The paradox is that the soft restrains and gives shape to the hard.
The essence of night and day is that during the day the mind ruled, and at night in a dream gave the opportunity to dominate the animal in man, his illusions and dreams. It is necessary to relieve tension in system and to keep balance. Points in Yin and Yang is a symbol of the fact that the day needs a little bit of illusions, and in dreams there is some sense. Man grows especially well at night, because dreams and illusions are the power of growth. At night, the form grows, and during the day it is filled with the energy of light. Create the illusion of form and reality generates energy.
Softness must fight hardness, this struggle is the basis of its strength and flow of movement. However, if softness overcomes hardness, it will lose its strength and turn into a swamp. The strength of softness is given by the process of confrontation with hardness.
Man lives on the dam between Yin and Yang. Both light and darkness are water and softness, and the dam is hardness. This is the dam, which is the razor blade and the edge of the abyss. Man always lives on the edge of the abyss and the abyss that surrounds him on both sides. God is firmness. Man is firmness, and darkness and light only fight for the soul and mind of man, in order to decide among themselves which of them will serve firmness and which of softness.
There is a deep meaning in getting rid of desires. Getting rid of desires trains willpower and teaches restraint. However, before you get rid of something, you need to have it. Getting rid of desires is useful only for those who have already known passion.
No need to wait for anything, it's a waste of time. There exists only now and only what exists right now. In essence, hopes and goals are not what is meant to be real or exist. But they are rather like something showing the direction, like a pole-star. When you follow the sun, it's silly to aim at touching it with hands.
Pleasure and meaning of life is not about reaching the Sun but about following it.
There are no royal roads. A royal road is a trap for naive silly people. But... ...if one follows one's way, everything will be easy... But... ... one's own way is an exclusive one, the way without a crowd... The way of proud solitude...
There are two ways of thinking, two types of understanding the world:
• Logical thinking - logic typical of male nature. • Mystically sensual understanding of the world - female way of thinking.
It's a very disputable issue of what way of thinking is better. Men think that it's logic that rules the world. While women say that the world is mystically irrational.
But we know as we remember that the truth in this world is always hidden in balance. In the blend of Yin and Yang, Chaos and Order, Black and White. It should be said that both types of understanding of the world - logic and feelings - taken separately are unable to see the real world view. Only after having become united and formed some symbiosis to use both of the types of understanding, people can see the world as it is. The world where both Rational and IRrational laws take place.
Our world, our reality is rational and irrational at the same time. Some things happen in it according to logical laws and have cause-and-effect connections, while other events and phenomena are caused by its mystical sensual nature. Really, besides logic there exist luck, fortune, karma… There's hardly anyone who would deny it not to jinx it.
Everyone had periods in life called a train of misfortunes and no logic would explain that. And everyone had moments when a run of good luck would eclipse anything. Why can't it be so? And what could not happen under no circumstances, sometimes became real.
If you stay on the wrong way for a very long time, finally you realize it was the only right way.
Wherever you go, you'll finally get somewhere. And because you don't know what exactly you're looking for, so when you finally find or get something you'll soon realize it's exactly what you've been looking for.
In fact, it's only love that can conquer evil as evil is just the result of the lack of love and the absence of the soulmate. Yin and Yang that haven't met each other, will be doomed to eternal suffering.