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209, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty-Two

September 2, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The world has a beginning We regard it as the mother of the world Having its mother We can know her children Knowing her children Still holding on to the mother Live without danger all through life Close the mouth Shut the doors Live without toil all through life Open [...]

1808, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty

August 18, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Coming into life, entering death The followers of life, three in ten The followers of death, three in ten Those whose lives are moved toward death Also three in ten Why? Because they live lives of excess I've heard of those who are good at cultivating life Traveling on the [...]

408, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Eight

August 4, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pursue knowledge, daily gain Pursue Tao, daily loss Loss and more loss Until one reaches unattached action With unattached action, there is nothing one cannot do Take the world by constantly applying non-interference The one who interferes is not qualified to take the world                                          [...]

2607, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Seven

July 26, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Without going out the door, know the world Without peering out the window, see the Heavenly Tao The further one goes The less one knows Therefore the sage Knows without going Names without seeing Achieves without striving                                                                     Lao Tzu In this verse of the Tao, Lao Tzu is asking [...]

2007, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Six

July 20, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When the world has the Tao Fast horses are retired to till the soil When the world lacks the Tao Warhorses give birth on the battlefield There is no crime greater than greed No disaster greater than discontentment No fault greater than avarice Thus the satisfaction of contentment is the [...]

1607, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Five

July 16, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Great perfection seems flawed Its function is without failure Great fullness seems empty Its function is without exhaustion Great straightness seems bent Great skill seems unrefined Great eloquence seems inarticulate Movement overcomes cold Stillness overcomes heat Clear quietness is the standard of the world                                          [...]

1107, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Four

July 11, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fame or the self, which is dearer? The self or wealth, which is greater? Gain or loss, which is more painful? Thus excessive love must lead to great spending Excessive hoarding must lead to heavy loss Knowing contentment avoids disgrace Knowing when to stop avoids danger Thus one can endure [...]

707, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Three

July 7, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The softest things of the world Override the hardest things of the world That which has no substance Enters into that which has no openings From this I know the benefits of unattached actions The teaching without words The benefits of actions without attachment Are rarely matched in the world [...]

407, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Two

July 4, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tao produces one One produces two Two produce three Three produce myriad things Myriad things, backed by yin and embracing yang Achieve harmony by integrating their energy What the people dislike Are alone, bereft, and unworthy But the rulers call themselves with these terms So with all things Appear to [...]

3006, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-One

June 30, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Higher people hear of the Tao, they diligently practice it Average people hear of the Tao They sometimes keep it and sometimes lose it Lower people hear of the Tao, they laugh loudly at it If they do not laugh, it would not be the Tao Therefore a proverb has [...]

2606, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty

June 26, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The returning is the movement of the Tao The weak is the utilization of the Tao The myriad things of the world are born of being Being is born of non-being                                              [...]

2506, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Nine

June 25, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Those that attained oneness since ancient times: The sky attained oneness and thus clarity The earth attained oneness and thus tranquility The gods attained oneness and thus divinity The valley attained oneness and thus abundance The myriad things attained oneness and thus life The rulers attained oneness and became the [...]

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