A potpourri of photography and words about Nature, social issues, and anything else that crosses my path during the day.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sunday Bach - Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Bach wrote two cantatas for the fourth Sunday after epiphany - a beautiful solo cantata for alto, BWV 81, Jesus schläft, was soll ich hoffen; and a chorale cantata, BWV 14, Wär Gott nicht mit uns diese Zeit. Enjoy!
There was something formless and perfect before the universe was born. It is serene. Empty. Solitary. Unchanging. Infinite. Eternally present. It is the mother of the universe. For lack of a better name, I call it the Tao.
It flows through all things, inside and outside, and returns to the origin of all things.
The Tao is great. The universe is great. Earth is great. Man is great. These are the four great powers.
Man follows the earth. Earth follows the universe. The universe follows the Tao. The Tao follows only itself.
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 25 Translation by Stephen Mitchell