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The ancient masters were subtle, mysterious, profound, responsive. The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable. Because it is unfathomable, All we can do is describe their appearance. Watchful, like men crossing a winter stream. Alert, like men aware of danger. Courteous, like visiting guests. Yielding, like ice about to melt. Simple, like uncarved blocks of wood. Hollow, like caves. Opaque, like muddy pools. Who can wait quietly while the mud settles? Who can remain still until the moment of action? Observers of the Tao do not seek fulfillment. Not seeking fulfillment, they are not swayed by the desire for change.

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1 Cary W = "When we encounter our Source and Self, we immediately radiate outward all of the light and insight within.  Our very countenance reflects the divine nature in all its profound expressions"
2 Ben N = "Not preoccupied with the past, or with plans for the future, the master is wide awake to the Now; fully present, vigilant, ready for anything."
3 Cary W = "Such balance and harmony emerge in our form when we are observers of the Tao, watching for the gentle, kind movement of the Spirit of Life."
4 Cary W = "Only clarity in important; all else is rubbish."
5 Cary W = "Remain poised in stillness within, not attaching to any desire or outcome or change, but witnessing the swirl of inspired action only."