The disciples said to Him, “Your brothers and Your mother are standing outside.”
He said to them, “Those here who do the will of My Father are My brothers and My mother. It is they who will enter the Kingdom of My Father.”
They showed Jesus a gold coin and said to Him, “Caesar’s men demand taxes from us.”
He said to them, “Give Caesar what belongs to Caesar, give God what belongs to God, and give Me what is Mine.”
The Gospel of Thomas
When things have become strong, they (then) become old, which may be said to be contrary to the Tao. Whatever is contrary to the Tao soon ends.
Tao Te Ching
Haste, haste! for we too, O soul, are coming
From this world of severance to that world of Union.
O how long shall we, like children, in the earthly sphere
Fill our lap with dust and stones and sherds?
Let us give up the earth and fly heavenwards,
Let us flee from childhood to the banquet of men.
Behold how the earthly frame has entrapped thee!
Rend the sack and raise thy head clear.