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The indifference of love

Light cannot ‘see’ darkness. Consciousness has no problems. It regrets nothing, hopes for nothing, anticipates nothing. It has no agenda or thought process. Not even the affairs of men can diminish its sublimity.

Effortless action

It requires real effort to sustain a falsehood, live a lie, deceive and steal. Some of our most diligent criminals—drug tunnellers, for example—exhibit a tremendous work ethic. (They’re like middle-of-the-pack politicians in this respect.) Imagine Lao Tzu sitting these guys down and saying, “Today we practice wu wei.”

A song in the night

His two-year-old son died. He lost most of his wealth in the Great Chicago Fire. All four of his daughters drowned in the sinking of a passenger vessel. “Saved alone…” came a telegram from his wife. Afterward, he composed a hymn, “It is Well with my Soul.” Philip Bliss wrote the music.

We come to this: Nothing that matters is affected by death.