Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Happy Christmas and New Year 2016!

"Sitting quietly doing nothing

Spring comes and the grass grows by itself "....Basho

 Happy New Year everyone!

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A little about Lao Tzu founder of Daoism

                        “A good traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu was  a philosopher and poet said to live in the 6th century BC in China . He was the founder of Daoism . Tai Chi is said to be the pure expression of Daoism in physical form . He is also known as Laozi and Purple Mist.

There are many stories about him .One of them says that Lao Tzu grew weary of the moral decay of life in Chengzou and noted the kingdom's decline. He was tired of being a court administrator so he left heading west on an ox to live as a hermit in the unsettled frontier at the age of 160.
At the western gate of the city, he was recognized by Yinxi the guard .

 The sentry begged the old master to record his wisdom for the good of the country before he would be permitted to pass. Lao Tzu told him that it would be impossible to write what he knew but Yinxi insisted. So Lao Tzu surrendered to the guard and wrote down his wisdom and was set free.What he wrote was said to be the Tao Te Ching. It is said that the sentry was so touched by the work that he abandoned his post becoming a disciple. He left with Lao Tzu, never to be seen again....


Old Lao Tzu was tired
 of men and thier worldly ways
" Goodbye , goodbye to king and court
I must be on my way"

 The Purple Mist heads west my friends
the Purple Mist heads west
out to the gates of Tibet my friends
The Purple Mist heads west

On his ox he travelled
through forests and through towns
Through this world of sorrows
flat plains and mountain clouds

At the western pass he met a guard
who begged him not to go
"If I was to let you go ,
you must write down what you know"

"What I know cannot be said
It's like catching water with your fist.
But I will write it down tonight .
 For you I will take the risk!

The Purple Mist heads west my friends
The Purple Mist heads west
Out to the gates of Tibet my friends
The Purple Mist heads west

© Kavisha Mazzella/Peermusic 2015

To follow the Tao or Way of all things and realize their true nature
is to embody humility, spontaneity, and generosity!