At the center of your being you have the answer.
Lao Tzu lived around 500 B.C, exact dates are unknown. Lao Tzu was not his real name,
but a title, meaning "Old Master." He did not want to write down his understanding;
he believed that would result in a formalized dogma. He did not want his students
to follow a rigid code of behavior, but have an intuitive perception of the natural
way of life. Toward the end, he was persuaded
to write down his thoughts. The compilation of his eighty-one sayings is the TAO TE CHING
(the Way of All Life) the most translated work after the Bible.
TAO TE CHING
The Way that can be grasped
is not the unchanging Way
The Name that can be spoken
is not the eternal Name.
Nameless is the Creator of Heaven and Earth.
naming is the mother of all thought.
Free from desire, the hidden becomes clear
Clinging to desire, only the surface is known.
When people define superior
inferior is created
When people identify good
its opposite comes into being
Therefore the Master must act without acting
must teach without saying a word
Things come, he takes no credit
things go and he lets them go
The Way is like an empty container:
there is nothing there, yet that is its purpose
it is invisible to the eye, yet it can be seen
the more you use it, the more useful it becomes.
How does one attain One Mind?
By untieing the knots to the self.
How does one untie knots to the self?
By accessing One Mind.