Tag Archive | The Living Tao

Poem From “The Living Tao”

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An Interview with the Incredible Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman

Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, Shodai Soke An interview with Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, by Hanshi Frank Dux I attended Grandmaster Irving Soto’s Live Martial Arts Masters event in New York City on May 19, 2012. It was an amazing gathering of true masters in the martial arts. I have been around the world many times […]

Nextness

Death does not exist and only reveals nextness Wisdom does not permit the end of itself A man can only learn to move forward in any direction Not being concerned with what went before He should not care for the rewards of the day   When you strive to develop an aspect of yourself to […]

Perfection Simply Exists

 Perfection simply exists and needs no words   In the Infinite Harmony of the universe, man is not intelligent enough to determine relationships leading towards perfection. Your perceptions will never be in accord with the perceptions of others, and attempting to make them so will weaken the harmony between you and the work you are […]

Excerpt from the Living Tao

  Poem 5 The world appears to be unkind Filled with generals and others who would usurp each and all Empty promises fill the void The earth is as a shallow grave Straw dogs seek recompense It does not mean they will receive it Wise men are best unlistened to Their hearts seem filled with […]

The Living Tao

excerpt from Poem 4 There is nothing to consider All things are as one It does not matter what you think you should do All things are already done All things are already done and nothing needs to be desired. Yet we continue to seek things we desire believing they are lacking in our lives. […]

Meditations on the Tao Te Ching

Meditation 2 from The Living Tao If there is one thing then there is another If there is good then there is evil If there is grief then there is joy If something is beautiful then something is ugly Neither is more important than the other All come from the same source Nothing is better […]

The Tao

from Introduction to The Living Tao The “Tao” enables those with a true desire to approximate the Universal ideal. By constant repetition of the truths in one’s mind, heart, and soul, the ideal can be attained, though I have yet to meet someone who has. “Tao” is the “Way” of the universe, the whole universe, […]

The Way of the Universe

Meditation 1 from The Living Tao 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 Man cannot know that which is unknowable. At best he can […]