August 25, 2011

Explanations

As self-proclaimed modern intellectuals as we like to think we are, we want explanations for everything. Anything that happens must happen for a reason. We want neat and tidy answers for the most complex of questions. Some things however, have no explanations. Going even further, some things do not need explanations. Trying to explain the Tao or trying to pin down why it does what it does is useless. The leaf that floats on the river does not ask the river why it is going in a certain direction. We are all leaves floating along on the water of the Tao. It is not ours to ask why. It is enough to simply know that. If we seek to make a science out of it, we are missing the real meaning.

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