The raven hatches its young; the fish spew forth their eggs; the slim-waisted wasp transforms, and when a younger brother comes along the elder brother weeps. For too long I have not been able to work in harmony with these changes. So, given that I did not play my part in harmony with others, how could I expect to change people?
Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)
Source: The Book of Chuang Tzu (Arkana S.), Pages: 127
G O D ' S H O U S E. Come here, This side is God's house, Here! Come rest your elbows on this nice white picket fence, That He has painted for just a few. Relax, the view from his front lawn, Towers over the highest peaks that the mind can create, And feel free to clap your hands in glee, For he loves the innocence in his children.
Come, lean on this fence and watch this marvellous carnival called life, Ahh! The flush of red on your cheeks tells me that you've spotted yourself! There behind the chourus line of time, There you are- playing in the spotlight of your mind, Lost, alone in the midst of His love ! So beautiful to see your pearly smile adorn a shiny tear, For that is all it costs to rest your tired elbows on His fence. Stay here, For this is God's house.
For a boy, I had been doing extraordinary things, which caused much wonder. Before I could walk, I could play on the piano, with one finger, any tunes that I heard, then, gradually, with all fingers, even the complex melodies played by blind Mr. Maynard, who, to me, was the greatest man in all the world. Mr. Maynard lived in the dark but walked and talked with God in the Light. And what the soul of Creation told his Soul, he told me – and I walked and talked with God in those early days in His wonderlands of Peat Meadow and the huge oaks down in Bachelder’s wilds where nobody went but me, for no one else in all My World heard what I heard there – nor saw what I saw there – so it was mine alone, all that glory just mine alone.
"Great art is simple. My universe is great art, for it is simple. "Great art is balanced. My universe is consummate art, for it is balanced simplicity. "My universe is one in which many things have majestic measure; and again another many have measure too fine for the sensing. "Yet I have not one law for the majestic things, and another for law for things which are beyond the sensing. "I have but one law for all My opposed pairs of creating things; and that law needs but one word to spell it out, so hear Me when I say that the one word of My one law is BALANCE "And if man needs two words to aid him in his knowing of the workings of that law, those two words are BALANCED INTERCHANGE "If man still needs more words to aid his knowing of My one law, give him another one, and let those three words be RHYTHMIC BALANCED INTERCHANGE"
Source: The Message of the Divine Iliad (Vol. 1) (Divine Iliad)