tales of a White Knight
The White Knight's Handbook
A donkey which turned a millstone
did a hundred miles walking.
When he was loosed
he was still in the same place.
There are men who make many journeys
and make no progress anywhere.
When the evening comes upon them,
they discerned no town or village
no creature or creation
no power or angel.
In vain did the wretches toil.
The Gospel of Philip, The Nag Hammadi Library
In Hereford (UK) 'gewling' is what they call walking without
looking where you are going.
By strong action on the Way
one can bring the body to the realm of longevity
bring the mind to the sphere of mystery
bring the world to great peace
and bring tasks to great fulfillment.
is training the body without being burdened by the body
exercising the mind without being used by the mind
working in the world without being affected by the world
carrying out tasks without being obstructed by tasks.
The Book of Balance and Harmony
(Chung-ho chi/Zhongho ji)
a medieval Taoist text
To be continued...