August 17, 2012

All Things

The Dao can be found in all things if we look deeply enough. The man who lives in rags and has the stars for a blanket has the same if not more power within him to be one with the universe than the man who is lauded for his power and greatness. Sometimes it can be hidden and difficult to see, but it is there. He is closer to being be one with the universe than the man who deludes himself with the idea of having power. The sages of old treated all the same, beggar or king. They made no judgments. Most people look down upon the beggar as being less than they are. This is wrong. Many look upon the king with envy. This too is wrong. The Dao makes no judgments. It is impartial and by being impartial, it is demonstrating the greatest kindness.