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Be the Uncarved Block

One of the basic principles of Taoism is P’U, the Uncarved Block. The essence of the Uncarved Block is that things in their original simplicity contain their own natural power, power that is easily spoiled and lost when that simplicity is changed. This principle applies not only to things, but to people as well. Or Bears.

Which brings us to Pooh, the very Epitome of the Uncarved Block. When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few, other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.

Along with that comes the ability to do things spontaneously and have them work, odd as that may appear to others at times. As Piglet put it in ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’, “Pooh hasn’t much Brain, but he never comes to any harm. He does silly things and they turn out right.”

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One thought on “Be the Uncarved Block

  1. You changed your Website format!
    I am a childhood froend of your uncle B Patel. I have been reading your post ever since he distributed your website. I admire your transformation and the renouncement. I find your writings inspiring, spiritually uplifting and awakening. Next time I come to India, I plan on seeing you in person.
    Wishing you all the best in youe quest.
    May bliss be with you always.
    Harish.

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