Recently, while using the time resting at home due to weak health, I managed to get some private time to do some study on the Chinese Medical Skills.
While going thru the Records of Physician Hua Tuo (華佗), I came across this Phrase that he told the Prison Officer while he was being lock-up in Cao Cao’s Territory (曹操).
This Quote was used by Huo Tuo not only on his Medical Skills but also, on the accepting of Disciples.
The Quote is:
Ning Ke Que. Wu Fan Lan
Translated as Rather to lose it then overly using it.
If we will to use this Quote in our Taoist Society today, I think it is quite relevant and associated.
Most of the People in the Taoist Society today are not doing the Promoting of Taoist Culture, but rather, using the Name of Taoism to gain the necessary Fame & Wealth. Instead of Imparting the Culture, at the end, losing most of the Precious Essences of the Culture & Teaching, in this case, I think it will be better to Lose it then to Overly used it/promote it.