The Great Way – TAO – is not difficult,
for those who have no preferences.
When love and hate are both absent
everything becomes clear and undisguised.
Make the smallest distinction, however,
and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.
If you wish to ee the truth
then hold no opinions for or against
The struggle for what one likes and what
on dislikes, is the disease of the mind
When the deep meaning of things is not understood
the mind’s essential peace is disturbed to no avail
The Way is perfect like vast space
where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.
Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject
that we do not see the true nature of things.
Live neither in the entanglements of outer things, or the in inner feelings of emptiness.
Be serene (without striving activity) in the oneness of things and such erroneous views will disappear by themselves.
When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity your very effort fills you with activity.
As long as you remain in one extreme or the other. You will never know Oneness.
Taken from the Verses on the Unfaiing Source of Life On the Faith-Mind by Sengtsan
Namaste – Oyashikiri