Category Archives: Tao

Yeah, it’s that time #photoadayApril

A few hrs early, but it’s in the bag…been put to bed.


Gearing up for…..



Wow, it’s almost the end…

Ok, one way to make up for lost blogging days….post your “drafts.”
Yeah, I think I’ve posted four or five blogs left on or is it “in” “draft” status. Of course, I believe that most of the were combined in another blog, but as I said in one, “oh well.”

I’m just pleased “TO BE.”.




Now off to read some statistical analyses. Type to you next year. 👽👽👽👽😜

a pui tardi


Blog or Vlog; I am torn. Not really, I am just not feeling camera friendly right now.
An issue, no opportunity has arisen.
How should it be addressed?


Jealousy is a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart

What does the Tao have to say about turning something innocent “ugly?”

Making things ugly

When people see beauty, they think, “that’s beautiful”.
Thinking of something as beautiful makes you think other things are ugly.
Calling something “good” forces you to call some other things “evil.”

The ideas “difficult” and “easy” support each other.
“Long” and “short” define each other.
“High” creates “low”
“Tone” creates “noise”
“Before” creates “after”
“Have” creates “don’t have”

This is why the Sage acts without effort and teaches without words.
New things are created and the Sage just accepts them.
Things fade away and the Sage accepts that too.

A Sage can have things without feeling they “own” them.
The Sage does things without putting an emotional stake into the outcome.
The task is accomplished, but the Sage doesn’t seek credit or take pride in the accomplishment.
Because the Sage is not attached to the accomplishment, the accomplishment lasts forever.


Chapter 11

The thirty spokes unite in the one nave; but it is on the empty

space (for the axle), that the use of the wheel depends. Clay is

fashioned into vessels; but it is on their empty hollowness, that
their use depends. The door and windows are cut out (from the walls)
to form an apartment; but it is on the empty space (within), that its
use depends. Therefore, what has a (positive) existence serves for
profitable adaptation, and what has not that for (actual) usefulness.

Rigid behaviour will kill you

When alive, the body is supple, yielding.
In death, the body becomes hard, unyielding.

Living plants are flexible,
In death, they become dry and brittle.

Therefore, stubborn people are disciples of death, but
Flexible people are disciples of life.

In the same way,
Inflexible soldiers cannot win (a victory).
And the hardest trees are readiest for an axe to chop them down
Tough guys sink to the bottom, while
Flexible people rise to the top.

Chapter 1 -What is the Tao?

The “Tao” is too great to be described by the name “Tao”.
If it could be named so simply, it would not be the eternal Tao.

Heaven and Earth began from the nameless (Tao),
but the multitudes of things around us were created by names.

We desire to understand the world by giving names to the things we see,
but these things are only the effects of something subtle.

When we see beyond the desire to use names,
we can sense the nameless cause of these effects.

The cause and the effects are aspects of the same, one thing.
They are both mysterious and profound.
At their most mysterious and profound point lies the “Gate of the Great Truth”.