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Focus on inner experience rather than external distractions.

Chapter 12

The five colors blind the eye.
The five tones deafen the ear.
The five flavors dull the taste.
Racing and hunting madden the mind.
Precious things lead one astray.
Therefore the sage is guided by what he feels and not by what he sees.
He lets go of that and chooses this.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's song "The Message" includes the lyrics, "Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge." This reminds us of the potential consequences of getting caught up in external distractions. By focusing on our inner experience and letting go of superficial temptations, we can align ourselves with the Tao.

Dudeism Abides

By not being distracted by external stimuli and material possessions, we can cultivate our inner wisdom and live in harmony with the Tao.

External distractions,
Release, focus inwardly,
Tao's wisdom abides.

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