not a speck of the real
reflects in the pond.
neither the stars,
nor the moon,
nor the tall palms
silhoeutted against the glow of the milky way.
everything goes out of purpose
into a slithering,
dance of the unreal...
i wait here,
for the ripples to dance out their dance.
This is what Lao Tzu had to say about finding the Eternal Law (as taken from an Osho talk):
Attain the utmost in Passivity,
Hold firm to the basis of Quietude.
The myriad things take shape and rise to activity,
But I watch them fall back to their repose.
Like vegetation that luxuriantly grows
But returns to the root from which it springs.
To return to the root is Repose;
It is called going back to one's Destiny.
Going back to one's Destiny is to find the Eternal Law,
To know "Tao" is Enlightenment.
And not to know the Eternal Law, "Tao,"
Is to court disaster.