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.
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Wisdom stored is as good as a frozen body out there devoid of life. No plastic flower is a substitute for a vibrant live flower. The dynamism of life force is that it flows, revives, renews on its own in an ever emerging spectrum of new moments and spontaneous actions. No two moments are the same. Birth and death are happening every moment. One emerged moment is purged only to give way to a next emerging moment. Life force traverses and transcends on the wheels of moments. Life is always now, here, and nowhere. That’s the way of life. That’s the way this existential world moves and lives. No imparted knowledge or wisdoms, no preached enlightenments or sermons, no founded religions or scriptures are of any relevance there. When considered in the light of this move of the life force, by their very nature all our so called stored religions and scriptures, knowledge and such devised systems can only remain good enough to produce defined second hand humans, robotic might and utility society. Not wrong with that and that’s the way the utilitarian world is run and ruled.
In fact our very over-obsession with the borrowed knowledge, borrowed experiences and wisdoms would tend to create a rock like stumbling block in us, perfectly preventing us from ‘seeing’ the very face of this existential life force; perfectly preventing us from ‘living’ in the very flow of this life force.
Our so called good citizens of the society are not necessarily the good citizens of the life force. Our good citizens of the society and culture are cultivated. On the contrary good citizens of the life force are less cultivated and more facilitated. Our stored and borrowed truths and sermons are just can only be as good as dead and they can never touch the life force. The dynamism of the life force is in the spontaneous wisdom that arises in our here and now life-affirmed actions.
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