Verse 2 - Everything is relative, even beauty !

Everything is relative! We see and object , an idea and compare it with the existing idea or object of similar nature in realms of our mind. In doing so, we relate the new idea to already existing one. Once we find a more beautiful idea, this new idea takes p the place of the old one as the ideal - the one though which all the next comparisons are to be made. The new idea become the ideal and the old becomes ugly. This is true in case of relationships as well.

What does it mean? Our perception is never constant., it is non-rigid, its supple, flexible and susceptible to changes. We define our own standards. While doing so we never make sure to make them permanent. They can never be, because our perception is relative !

Also, we appreciate the light only when we know the sorrow that darkness carries. Thus, it is darkness that defines light. Had there been no such thing as darkness, we would never have appreciated light. The same applies in case of good and bad, happiness and sorrow. Similarly, we say something is easy because we have experienced relatively difficult things in past. Thus, it is easy that defines difficult, the tow support each other. The two extremes are different manifestations of the same force., its our flawed perception that judges them as different.

The master understands this and thus his greatest virtue is in following and flowing with the natural course of things. He does not interfere with the natural way of the Tao. He does not have presumptions, he never judges. He considers himself just a witness. Eternal freedom come from absolute detachment, therefore he has everything but possesses nothing. He gives up ever tying with noting left, yet he has everything.

The great thoughts of the master can never erode. They echo back and forth and last till eternity.