Way thought for the day 24th November 2011

The greatest virtue is to follow The Way, observing how it achieves mankind's goals without contriving. The essence of The Way is deep and mysterious, having in itself neither image nor form, it exists only within the intellect. Yet, through its non-being are found image and form. The essence of The Way is deep and profound, yet it may be known by not trying to know, but simply doing so. To do one’s best, or to try, is to fail; and not sufficient onto any task of importance which requires doing.

Way thought for the day 23rd November 2011

In the eyes of those who have more than they need, the Follower has nothing, and is a fool, prizing only that which of The Way is born. The Follower may seem to be perplexed, being neither bright nor clear; and to himself, sometimes he seems dull and weak, confused and shy. Like the ocean at night, he is serene and quiet, but as penetrating as the winter wind.

Way thought for the day 19th November 2011

It is better merely to live one’s life, realizing one’s potential, rather than wishing for sanctification. He who lives in filial piety and love has no need of ethical teaching. He is now beyond all redemption.

When cunning and profit are renounced, stealing and fraud will disappear. But ethics and kindness, and even wisdom, are insufficient in themselves to give satisfaction to the human mind. Better by far to see the simplicity of raw silk’s beauty and the uncarved block, to be one with oneself and with one’s brother, than to follow false complications. It is better by far to be at one with The All, developing selflessness, tempering desire, removing the wish, being compassionate. Such are great values.

Way thought for the day 16th November 2011

All too often in the lives of men, pretended piety and devotion to false gods arise only after conflict and strife, just as loyal ministers all too often appear after the people have been suppressed; mouthing false wisdom and platitudes which are reinforced by nothing, and supported by less than nothing.

Way thought for the day 15th November 2011


When The Way is remembered, as it shall be in the Latter Days, kindness and ethics need to be taught to those who have forgotten; for men shall have learned to give pretence to be wise and good. They shall be hollow vessels, like the usurer and the whore. In those latter days all men shall be drunkards* and liars, following the ways of the lowest beasts; ruled by laws that ignore justice.



* The term ‘drunkard’ refers to those who are oblivious to reality and live in fantasy, including those whose master is strong drink.

Way thought for the day 14th November 2011

Man cannot comprehend the infinite. Only knowing that the best exists, the second best is seen and praised, and the next despised and feared. The Follower does not expect that others use his criteria as their own. The existence of the leader who is considered wise is barely known to those he leads. He acts without unnecessary speech, so that the people may say, “It happened of its own accord”.