Friday, September 28, 2007

Tao de Ching~ on shapes

The Way has no true shape,
And therefore none can control it.
If a ruler could control the Way
All things would follow
In harmony with his desire,
And sweet rain would fall,
Effortlessly slaking every thirst.

The Way is shaped by use,
But then the shape is lost.
Do not hold fast to shapes
But let sensation flow into the world
As a river courses down to the sea.
Example of what the Columbia River plume front looks like.At certain phases of the tide, the boundary between the river and oceanwater is visible as a long foam line between brownish water from the riverand more grayish or bluish water from the ocean







1 comment:

Hopalong EAC said...

It is true
what you say
about the way
after Lao Tzu.

But is the rule
Socrates?

Who said evil
is ignorance.

What ruler then
knows himself
after the oracle
and is not ignorant?