For every act of evil, there is an act of beauty. You Can't Change the World, Only Your Attitude Towards It.

Enough pressure and it bursts, this is good.

I really really liked a very clever metaphor at the end of Scott Bradley's book "The Simple Way, the life and teachings of Zhouzi".

The book was approaching its end and after many good simple and funny pointers to the simple life, things got a little more complicated. Troops came to break up the commune as there was suspicion and misunderstanding about the place, was it Buddhist, Taoist, just what was it all about?

By demonstration but only said in the following verse Zhouzi entered the hall and blew the seeds off a dandelion. Everyone cheered at his act but did they really know what it meant?

The next day he announced that the commune was to be disbanded and we saw how clever the dandelion metaphor was. In all of this time the teachings had been learned by all the little seedlings and now was the time they should all spread over the land to take root.

It hit me as to the Yin and Yang in life - We cry at how Tibet is destroyed by the Chinese but a wise man says, 'Maybe'. And then we see how the seeds of this powerful culture are given much more power to germinate as the disbanded leader becomes a world best seller in books, the people and monks take their wisdom to other lands and the teachings of the land are now very famous and sought after.

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1 comment:

Rizal Affif - The Soul Sanctuary said...

Indeed, nature balances itself.

No matter what.