Monday, August 07, 2006

Tao of Yeshua: Chapter 5

Heaven and Earth lack empathy: they treat all things as destined to be burned.
The Saint lacks empathy: he treats all people as destined to be burned.
Between Heaven and Earth is like a bellows. Empty and inexhaustible, the more it works the more it brings forth.
Many words are soon exhausted; better to preserve a middle course.

Love and compassion are virtues.
But sympathizing with other people's wants
only enables their insatiability.
All in this world is temporary vanity besides basic needs,
relationships, and knowing Adonai.
Explain this by enjoying life while living simply,
and by embracing hardships without self-mortification.