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Living the wisdom of the Tao – The rainmaker, a taoist proverb

Friends, when grace falls and maya takes hold,  call wisdom. Free all thoughts from stress and pressure, then aim.  Aim for everything that gives life to life. Use  words and thoughts wisely, tools to invoke  presence and peace rather than shame and blame.

Create space, call wisdom, put things in order. As they should be aligned with the law of higher consciousness, living not for the material but for the heart.

Deal with the inner world, practice to awaken the hearts energy whence life flows as Tao, living in harmony and equanimity.

A life lived in order of the way can bring rain, as goes the following taoist proverb.

The rainmaker..

In a remote place, a drought developed villagers took to various measures to hasten the onset of rain. Folk of all faiths attempted to bring on the rain, Catholics went of processions, Protestants prayed and chinese burnt joss sticks, but to no avail.

Finally they called for the rainmaker, a meek man unimpressive of stature, from another province carrying few possessions. He needed little, but a quiet little house where he might stay for a few days,  he remained inside for three days.

On the fourth day black clouds rolled in and that day snow fell blanketing the land of which had never been seen at  that time of the year. Elated the villagers in awe of the powers of the rainmaker.

When he was asked how he made the snow, he replied humbly, “I did not make the snow, I am not responsible.”  Then asked what he had done the last three days, he responded “oh, I can explain that. I come from another country where everything is in order. Here they are not as they should be, by the ordinance of the heaven. Therefore this whole country is not in Tao. Naturally when I arrived in such a place I was in effect also not in order because I am in a disordered country. So I meditated for three days until I was back in Tao and then naturally the rains came!”, don't believe everything you think