Flying Away

Oil On Canvas

From Life Into Death

Exiing life, we enter death.
The flowers of life are three out of ten,
the flowers of death are three out of ten;
in the lives of people,
the dying grounds on which they are agitated
are also three out of ten.
what is the reason?
Because of the seriousness
which they take life as life.
It has been said
That those who maintain life well
do not meet rhinos or tigers on land
and do not arm themselves in war.
There is no way for rhinos to gore them;
There are no way for tigers to claw them;
There is no way for weapons to get them.
Why? Because they have no dying ground.

from the essential tao

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