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Some Eastern Sayings...

The Way that becomes a way
is not the Immortal Way
the name that becomes a name
is not the Immortal Name
the maiden of Heaven and Earth has no name
the mother of all things has a name
thus in innocence we see the beginning
in passion we see the end
two different names
for one and the same
the one we call dark
the dark beyond dark
the door to all beginnings
-Tao Te Ching - Verse One


When the mind rests serene in the oneness of things…. dualism vanishes by itself.
-beginning of the Hsin-Hsin-ming by Seng-ts’an


A dunce once searched for a fire
With a lighted lantern
Had he known what fire was
He could have cooked his rice much sooner.
-from The Gateless Gate


The great path has no gates
Thousands of roads enter it.
When one passes through this gateless gate
He walks freely between heaven and earth.
-from Zen Flesh, Zen Bones
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