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January 25, 2017

Be With Both

A student once told the master about some disciples who were laughing and carrying on one afternoon in the courtyard. “Master, was this not wrong to do so?“ asked the student. The master smiled and said, “A person who follows the Dao should not be all doom and gloom. Daoists can laugh, smile, play, enjoy. When the heart is happy, be happy. When the heart is with sorrow, then be sorrowful. There are clouds that are light and fluffy, and clouds that are filled with rain. There is an appropriate time for each. If we are wise we can learn to appreciate what both can teach us.”