06 June 2011

Seventy

What I teach is easy to understand and practice,
yet no one understands it or puts it to practice.

My words are from the Source.
My actions are those of the ancestor.
People do not understand this.
Therefore, they do not understand me.

Those who see me as I am are rare.
Those who seek to follow my teachings are few.

The sage wears coarse clothing,
but carries jade in his pockets.