Let your workings remain a mystery.
Just show people the results.
If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.
What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter.
Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
Co-operation is only possible when there is no ‘authority’. You know, that is one of the most dangerous things in the world ‘authority’. One assumes ‘authority’ in the name of an ideology, or in the name of God, or Truth, and an individual, or group of people, who have assumed that ‘authority’, cannot possibly bring about a world order.
And how do I know that the hate of death is not like a man who has lost his home when young and does not know where his home is to return to?
I write from my soul. This is the reason that critics don’t hurt me, because it is me. If it was not me, if I was pretending to be someone else, then this could unbalance my world, but I know who I am.
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’