Subtle Hua Hu Ching – The wise person dines on something more subtle

“The wise person dines on something more subtle” says Lao Tzu 

Let’s explore the subtleties in this compilation that is drawing connections between the Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu and the subtle knowledge provided by Sahaja Yoga meditation. Enjoy the pearl quotes from Shri Mataji and the excerpt from Hua Hu Ching. Make sure you “click” also on the various links provided in this article and discover the “subtle things” in the images chosen to adorn the words of wisdom. Let’s begin ..

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi – founder of Sahaja Yoga Meditation

– Delhi (India), 16 December 1998 –

“When your growth takes place, all these subtle things start expressing themselves…

I bless you all, please develop those subtle things within you.

They are already there; you do not have to do anything.

Only understand and locate.”  


 Hua Hu Ching 

(traditionally attributed as the Unknow Teachings to Laozi –  Lao Tzu)


“Why scurry
about looking for the truth?
It vibrates in every thing
and every
not-thing, right off the tip of your
nose. Can you be still
see it in the mountain?
The pine tree?
 Don’t imagine
that you’ll discover it
by accumulating more knowledge.
Knowledge creates doubt, and doubt
makes you ravenous for more
knowledge. You can’t get full
eating this way.
The wise
person dines
on something more subtle:
that the named was born from
the unnamed, that all being flows
from non-being, that the describable
world emanates from an indescribable
source. He finds this subtle truth
inside his own self,
and becomes
So who can
be still and watch
the chess game of the world?
The foolish are always making
impulsive moves, but the wise know
that victory and defeat are decided by
something more subtle. They see
that something perfect exists
before any move
is made.
This subtle perfection
deteriorates when
artificial actions are taken, so be
content not to disturb the
Remain quiet.
Discover the harmony in
your own being. Embrace it.
If you can do this, you will gain
everything, and the world will
become healthy again.
If you can’t, you will be
lost in the shadows
forever. ”
*photos from Burlington and Oakville taken in May 2019 by Ioana
Photos taken by Ioana in Halton – please drop a comment about the article; share any connections you are inspired to make between the first and the last photos 🙂

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Jayanthi

    So beautiful, merging with divine creation is the only medicine for all human problems.
    With all my love.

  2. Kruti Gandhi

    Beautiful poem and very calming photographs. You can see the vibrations coming out of Sun in forms of light clouds around it. Amazing vibrations. Thank you.

  3. Mohinder Sidana

    Beautiful classes in halton region
    I grew up in sahaja yoga meditation in these classes
    full of positivity and good vibrations
    all my love


  4. Carolyn Vance

    So so lovingly the truth is told in these beautiful words and pictures. Thank you as always, dear Ioana. You contribute so much to the Divine Internet….keep on!!

  5. Doris Mendez

    OH!!!! DIOS, que puedo decir solo gracias por trasmitir tanta PAZ y Armonía, en los versos de Lao Tzu y en los hermosos paisajes de la bella naturaleza, que nos aportan sentimientos de Amor…

  6. Jolanta

    Beautiful photographs.

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