seed sprouts after rain

“Just as honey is not sweetness,
The words of Wu Hsin are not
The truth.
However, time spent with these words is like
The aftermath of rain.
In due course, a sprouting of
Understanding will occur and
Will bear fruit at a pace
Outside of one’s control.”

Wu Hsin from “The Lost Writings of Wu Hsin. Pointers to NonDuality in Five Volumes” translated by Roy Melvyn

I just received this compilation of writings by Wu Hsin and it resonates deeply with me.

Wu Hsin

Wu Hsin was born in China over a hundred years after Confucius. There is not much known about him, other than writings that have survived. His form of Taoist philosophy asks us to question everything. His uses few words and those he chooses are full of paradox and are sometimes provocative. They got my attention with their directness and deep knowing, delivered with some tongue in cheek!

I am really enjoying this work and its message about life and our spiritual nature…

  • Stop resisting “what is” and be in harmony with it. When we see clearly we act from this place of being – action with non forcing and non harming.
  • When we live in harmony, we come to understand that there is no one doing anything, and there is only the One doing everything.
  • From this comes recognition that a separate me is a misapprehension created by the mind. This feeling of being separate is the root cause of unhappiness. When we get that we are part of the One, we begin the return to wholeness.

He is a planter of seeds …

I look forward to sharing a few of these with you 🙂

8 comments on “* Wu Hsin – Planter of Seeds

  1. And fertile ground here in Oregon!

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  2. Thanks for planting wonderful seeds again, Val.

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  3. “A separate me is a misapprehension created by the mind.” I love his work Val. I have often separated myself by believing, I needed to be someone other than myself. This always led me to disconnection and unhappiness. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thank you for sharing Karen. Believing we are separate, or perhaps even worse, wanting to be a different kind of separate person, causes so much unhappiness.


  4. I’m looking forward to it as well. I can’t wait for the ‘tongue in cheek’ ! 🙂

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  5. Sounds good so far – looking forward to future postings! Thanks, Val.


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