That's the mnemonic for 'Truth as I see it all through.' It could also stand for: Let it be itself, let itself be.
The water has no mind and just winds alongDon't be attached to form. Don't be attached to emptiness. Neither suffice. Both need the other to go on.
The mountain has a shape that circles all around
The seclusion never ends and only grows deeper
Sitting on a boulder I forget the way home
- Wang An-shih (1021-1086)
When the young man on State StreetAll we can say is: This is what I see; this is how I see it.
approached as if to ask directions,
saying, ”Can you help me out a little here?”
and I, though I already knew, said,
“Help you out how, exactly?”
“A dollar or two if you can,”
he said, and I took a deep breath,
holding in what I might’ve held out,
hearing When someone asks, you
give what you can, from my bank
of training in the ways of compassion,
and though I didn’t want to,
opened my wallet, and
with the munificence of a toad,
pulled out a five and bought him off.
(--Poem by Dan Gerber)
Be modest. Even humble
Life is too big to claim it is yours.