Dharma Message for 2Q11 and 3Q11

Laozi Sculpture Be completely empty.
Be perfectly serene.
The ten thousand things arise together;
in their arising is their return.
Now the flower,
and in their flowering
sink homeward,
returning to root.

The return to root
is peace.
Peace to accept what must be,
to know what endures.
In that knowledge is wisdom.
Without it, ruin, disorder.

To know what endures
is to be open-hearted,
magnanimous,
regal,
blessed,
following the Tao,
the way that endures forever.
The body comes to its ending,
but there is nothing to fear.

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