May 2, 2018
Five Ways of Flow
1. The highest truth is inexpressible.
The highest truth, your truth, is an experience, a knowing, it is a reverberation in the soul and heart of man.
“When both the man and his surroundings are eliminated, neither man nor his surroundings are eliminated – Walk On!”
“Between enlightenment and knowledge, in the latter a contrast exists between the knower and the known, whereas in the former, there is no such contrast.”
2. Spiritual cultivation cannot be cultivated.
After spiritual cultivation you return to the ordinariness of life but filled with the extraordinariness of life; gratitude; acceptance; allowance; flow; a return to effortlessness.
“After the completion of cultivation, one remains amid the phenomenal yet devoid of the phenomenal.”
“The aim is not the one-sided promotion of spirit, soul and senses, but the opening of all human capacities to the life rhythm of the world and nature."
3. In the last resort nothing is gained.
When we come down to the last resort of a situation, we are reaching a sort of giving up - a place where we have reconciled ourselves with losing; so don’t hang onto a last resort, rather be willing to die.
“Are you a flowing entity capable to flow with circumstances?”
“Do not run away; let go. Do not seek; it will come when least expected.”
4. There is nothing much in the teaching.
Modeling as a form of teaching. A teacher is a guide, the student has to experience things for themselves.
“A good teacher functions as a pointer to truth but not a giver of truth. He employs a minimum of form to lead his student to the formless. Furthermore, he points out the importance of being able to enter a mold without being imprisoned by it or to follow the principles without being bound by them.”
“There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment.”
5. In throwing punches and moving, therein lies the wonderful Tao.
In instinctual and direct movement, the flow of the universe is revealed.
“Behind every motion is the music of the soul made visible.”
“The spirit of the universe or the integrating principle of the whole – instinct with contrivance which flows with purpose.”
“Simplicty. Directness. Freedom.”
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