06 June 2011

Twenty-One

Supreme virtue is to abide in Tao alone.

Tao is elusive and empty –
oh yes, utterly empty and elusive –
yet within it, dreamlike images arise.

Oh yes, it is indistinct and nebulous,
but within it, shadows take form.

Oh yes, it is mysterious and dark,
but within it, appearances originate.

The origin of Creation is the Real.
Its manifestations are unceasing.
This can be witnessed.

How do I witness the origin of Creation?
By looking!