Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Tao of Yeshua: Chapter 2

Everybody in the world perceives beauty as beauty, and thus ugliness is understood.
Everybody recognizes the good as good, and thus evil is known.
For indeed:
Hidden and manifest produce one another.
Hard and easy complete one another.
Long and short are relative to one another.
High and low depend on one another.
Tone and voice harmonize with one another.
First and last follow one another.
Therefore the Saint manages his affairs without ado, and spreads his teaching without words.
He accepts how the teeming demands are temporary:
He produces but does not claim the product.
He works but does not rely on the result.
He grows but does not control.
He accomplishes his task but does not dwell upon it. Indeed, because he does not dwell on it nobody can ever take it away from him.

Things are relative only as part of eternal Truth.
Humility sees the eternal. Don't react to the temporary.
Selflessness is more than denying our desires:
identify with Yeshua, not what we do or experience.
To relate to Yeshua was to relate to the Father.
Do we similarly represent Yeshua?
Are our gain, work, growth, and successes all his?
Nothing else lasts eternally.