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Emulate the ancient masters in patience, simplicity, and humility.

Chapter 15

The ancient masters were subtle, mysterious, profound, responsive.
The depth of their knowledge is unfathomable.
Because it is unfathomable,
All we can do is describe their appearance.
Watchful, like men crossing a winter stream.
Alert, like men aware of danger.
Courteous, like visiting guests.
Yielding, like ice about to melt.
Simple, like uncarved blocks of wood.
Hollow, like caves.
Opaque, like muddy pools.
Who can wait quietly while the mud settles?
Who can remain still until the moment of action?
Observers of the Tao do not seek fulfillment.
Not seeking fulfillment, they are not swayed by desire for change.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

Lauryn Hill, in her song "Everything Is Everything," sings, "After winter, must come spring. Change, it comes eventually." This reminds us of the ever-changing nature of life and the importance of patience and adaptation. By practicing patience, simplicity, and humility like the ancient masters, we can find peace and harmony with the Tao, even amidst the inevitable changes of life.

Dudeism Abides

By embodying the qualities of the ancient masters, we can connect with the Tao and live in harmony with the natural world.

Patience, simplicity,
Embrace ancient masters' ways,
Tao's harmony found.

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