Tao has no methods, it is anti-method, because Tao means that which is natural. The method always creates the artificial, the method is always against nature. Nature needs no method, nature means that which already is. You need not discover it, you need not create it. You need not practise it; in fact, if you practise it you will miss it, because all practising will be of the mind and will create more conditionings.
A Taoist life can be lived but cannot be practised. It is a sheer understanding. These trees are Taoists, the animals are Taoists, and they have never heard about Tao, they have not been reading Lao Tzu. They are not following any path, they are not trying to enter into any way: they are simply in it! We are also in it. Relax, rather than practising. Allow nature to take possession of you; don’t try to grab nature, don’t be active, be passive.
And that’s where everything has gone wrong: those methods. If you practise them too long you will go very very far away from Tao. Live it but don’t practise it. Enjoy the small things of life — food, sleep, walking, working, loving — and just forget all about goals.
There is nowhere to go and no one to go. From the very beginning we are there. And there is no way to enter into Tao because we are in it. Trying to enter Tao is like a dog trying to catch its own tail: he will go crazy! And Taoists go crazy because Tao is one thing and to be a Taoist is another. Tao is not Taoism. It has no ism, no philosophy, that’s the beauty of it. It is not a religion either: it is just pure life!
But it is very difficult for the mind to be natural. That’s why I have given you the name: if you practise, you will be conditioning yourself. Go beyond all conditioning — good and bad, moral, immoral. Just relax and be a child and suddenly you will find: Tao is here, Tao is now.
In spite of all the progresses and developments that have been made on this earth, we have not yet learned to live on this planet. The human species have looted and polluted this earth beyond repair and we have no slightest repentance for that either. It is sheer arrogance and ignorance on the part of the mankind to think that human species are supreme and superior. We Inspite of all the progresses and developments that have been made on this earth, we have not yet learned to live on this planet.used and abused both living and non-living resources for all our insatiable greed beyond our necessary need. Almost all our so called greed and comfort mongering acts have turned out to be self-killing along with millions of other innocent living beings on this planet earth. We have now almost made this earth as uninhabitable and unenviable – and we want to dump it and embark on new earth planets. The strange paradox is that the existence is so abundant that it can throw out many more earth like planets to us.
Our scientists are busy with hunting for extra earth-like planets so that mankind can survive and live on; and they can continue their looting spree life there too. As the recent report reveals, ‘an international team of planet hunters has discovered as many as six low-mass planets around two nearby Sun-like stars, including two “super-Earths” with masses 5 and 7.5 times the mass of Earth. The researchers, led by Steven Vogt of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Paul Butler of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, said the two “super-Earths” are the first ones found around Sun-like stars.’ [Link] This kind of discovery news would always give a new boost for our speculation of the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe, as well.
This discovery report also says, “these detections indicate that low-mass planets are quite common around nearby stars. The discovery of potentially habitable nearby worlds may be just a few years away.”
The imminent implication of this discovery of new extra earth like planets is simply that the mankind may embark on a new kind Unless the mankind awakens to the ‘natural order’ of this existence, equally seeded in each of the human as well as other living beings, there is absolutely no hope for the survival of human species.of war and bloodshed in the name of this new found extrterrestial territory rights and supremacy. Super power countries and heads will fight tooth and nail for their supremacy, control and guarded interest.
One thing is sure: No number of extra earth like earth planets can match the ‘greed’ of gone case human species. Unless mankind awakens to the ‘natural order’ of this existence, equally seeded in each of the human as well as other living beings, there is absolutely no hope for the survival of human species. This is the last hope. At the last resort, the existence may not hesitate to wipe out the whole human species from the face of this earth, if the situation warrants. Let us hope and act for the best.