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The Living Tao – Stanza One

The true way is unknown and so is the untrue way

There are no names to understand It

Creation does not care that It is the source of creation

Emanating as some thing It is not without nourishment

Mysteries are revealed

Become Its way

Attain Its perfection

Do not use words to describe Its no-thing-ness

The three are the same but distinct

One is the Body

One is the Heart

One is the Mind

To understand It as One is the most you can do

It is the path to higher and lesser knowledge

Man cannot know that which is unknowable. At best, he can only suggest a meaning according to his own personal needs. There are no titles he can give to even his own ideas of what this profound truth is except words that still cannot explain Its essence. It cannot be known through an address and cannot be known through no-address. It does not need man’s recognition. It forever sustains Itself. The source of creation is not concerned that It is the source of creation. If It were concerned with Itself, then It would interfere with Itself. If It interfered with Itself, It would be impure and, therefore, would never be perfect. This perfect source of perfect creation must come from a perfect source of perfect creation—from the infinite to the finite—back and forth into the no-thing-ness of the conscious universe, Itself.

When we get out of our own way and permit Infinite Wisdom to express Itself through us, it is because we have decided to permit the Spirit of the Thing Itself to dominate us for Its own good and our perfection. This is done through acceptance of “It.” The only way we can understand what is happening to us is by inventing words to describe ourselves to ourselves. Then, we may continue to interact with others until we pass through Yin and Yang, cease being what we thought we were, and simply become ourselves. Otherwise, we must become hermits and not have intercourse with anyone. Otherwise, we will be considered mad and have to leave our places.

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About Stephen F. Kaufman

Author of the best-selling interpretations of Musashi's "Book of Five Rings," Sun Tzu's "Art of War," along with Lao Tzu's "Living Tao," "The Shogun's Scroll," "The Way of the Modern Warrior," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for contemporary negotiations. Rev. Stephen F. Kaufman is the founder of Self-Revealization Acceptance™, the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results. Acknowledged as a founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10 Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world in 1991 by international peer associations. His karate martial arts system is recognized by leading world martial arts master to be one of the most realistic warrior methods in the world. He has received countless awards and honors for his work. He has been awarded the Platinum Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Martial Arts Pioneer award denoting 50 years of service to the art.

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