The Tao of Meow

The Tao of Meow
from the original paw-print manuscript by... Waldo Japussy
- translated by Carl Japikse ©1990

( Waldo's human )

Many people hear the Call.
This is not the same as the Way.

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The Call is something like a speeding ticket --
It is the voice of God telling you to shape up.
But people who hear the Call
Usually fail to get the message.
They think they must be someone important
To have heard the voice of God,
So they become Evangelists.

This is like the story of the fellow who told everyone
That he was on a special mission from the King,
Doing the work of the King, as directed by the King.
It was not a lie, either. It's just that no one asked,
What the King had actually said.
In my book, it is not much of a Call to be told,
"Get out of my way!"
Get out of my way!
When you hear the call, therefore, remember --
You are being summoned to find the Way,
Not go around boasting that you already know it.
If you hear the call, it is time to change your ways --
Not lecture everyone else.

The Way is different.

Walk the Way of The Tao of Meow
It is at its brightest when it appears to be dark.

Just put one paw in front of the other.
If you seem to be going forward
It's a good bet you're going backwards.
If the journey is rough, things are going smoothly.
The highest virtue will soon be tarnished,
And the weakest will end up with the most strength.

The Way takes you into dimensions
Where squares have no corners,
Perfection is always outdoing itself,
You can't tell a cat from a dog,
And the Meow has no beginning or ending.

If you have heard the Meow...
If you have heard the Meow,
The last thing you would do is
become an Evangelist.

My guess is --
you would become a cat.

Purr-r-rr-rr

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