The Master keeps her mind always on the Tao

We are flying out of Norfolk Intermational airport, on our way to Frankfurt, Germany. It is August 2016.

(WordPress changed its software and I was unable to blog with my iPad in those days. Now I have a new iPad so I can throw this together.)

Chapter 21 of the Tao te Ching by Lao Tsu (Translated by Steven Mitchell):
“The Master keeps her mind
always on the Tao.
That is what gives her her radiance.”

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Karen and I went to a Frankfurt Castle.


Views from the Frankfurt Castle.

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The Goethe Museum in Frankfurt.

We walk on the “Jakobusweg”– James’ Way — the trail to Santiago, in Spain, where St. James is buried.

This is the Camino de Santiago section in Germany — the medieval trail that goes to the Spanish cathedral in Santiago — a famous pilgrimage route.

This is where he began our hike in the Black Forest of Germany — in Lossburg, Germany.

“The Tao is ungraspable.
How can her mind be at one with it?
Because she doesn’t cling to ideas.”


“The Tao is dark and unfathomable.
How can it make her radiant?
Because she lets it.”

“Since before time and space were,
the Tao is.
It is beyond is and is not.”


This final video is of the castle.

“How do I know this is true?
I look inside myself and see.”

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