Free from desire, you realize the mystery. Caught in desire, you only see manifestations.
Colors blind the eye. Sounds deafen the ear. Flavors numb the taste. Thoughts weaken the mind. Desires wither the heart.
When there is no desire, all things are at peace.
If you close your mind with judgments and traffic with desires, your heart will be troubled. If you keep your mind from judging and aren't led by the senses, your heart will find peace.
The Master takes action by letting things take their course. He remains as calm at the end as at the beginning. He has nothing, thus has nothing to lose. What he desires is non-desire; what he learns is to unlearn. He simply reminds people of who they have always been. He cares about nothing but the way. Thus he can care for all things.
When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.
Rushing into action, you fail. Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
When they think that they know the answers, people are difficult to guide. When they know that they don't know, people can find their own way.
Not-knowing is true knowledge. Presuming to know is a disease. First realize that you are sick; then you can move toward health.