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A vessel is formed from a lump of clay with care, however, it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.


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In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
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Once you arrive at a spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness, remember it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it.
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... integral wisdom involves a direct participation in every moment the observer and the observed are dissolved in the light of pure awareness, and no mental concepts or attitudes are present to dim that light.
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At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
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There are three layers to the universe. In the lower, Tai Ching, and the middle, Shan Ching, the hindrance of a physical bodily existence is required. Those who fail to live consistently in accord with the Tao reside here. In the upper, Yu Ching, there is only Tao the bondage of form is broken, and the only thing existing is the exquisite energy dance of the immortal divine beings.
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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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