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811, 2020

A Delicate Balance: The Tao Te Ching/Verse Thirty

November 8, 2020|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Five The one who uses the Tao to advise the ruler Does not dominate the world with soldiers Such methods tend to be returned The place where the troops camp Thistles and thorns grow Following the great army There must be an inauspicious year A [...]

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                                          [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2306, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Eight

June 23, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

High virtue is not virtuous, therefore it has virtue Low virtue never loses virtue, therefore it has no virtue High virtue takes no contrived action and acts without agenda Low virtue takes contrived action  and acts with agenda High benevolence takes contrived action and acts without agenda High righteousness takes [...]

1606, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Six

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

If one wishes to shrink it One must first expand it If one wishes to weaken it One must first strengthen it If one wishes to discard it One must first promote it If one wishes to seize it One must first give it This is called subtle clarity The [...]

706, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Three

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

Those who understand others are intelligent Those who understand themselves are enlightened Those who overcome others have strength Those who overcome themselves are powerful Those who know contentment are wealthy Those who proceed vigorously have willpower Those who do not lose their base endure Those who die but do not [...]

206, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Two

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

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Two The Tao, eternally nameless Its simplicity, although imperceptible Cannot be treated by the world as subservient If the sovereign can hold on to it All will follow by themselves Heaven and Earth, together in harmony Will rain sweet dew People will not need to [...]

3105, 2012

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-One

May 31, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A strong military, a tool of misfortune All things detest it Therefore, those who possess the Tao avoid it Honorable gentlemen, while at home, value the left When deploying the military, value the right The military is a tool of misfortune Not the tool of honorable gentlemen When using it [...]

2905, 2012

A Delicate Balance: The Tao Te Ching/ Verse Thirty

May 29, 2012|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty The one who uses the Tao to advise the ruler Does not dominate the world with soldiers Such methods tend to be returned The place where the troops camp Thistles and thorns grow Following the great army There must be an inauspicious year A [...]

2605, 2012

A Delicate Balance: The Tao Te Ching/ Verse Twenty-Nine

May 26, 2012|Categories: Overcoming Caregiver Fatigue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twenty-Nine Those who wish to take the world and control itI see that they cannot succeedThe world is a sacred instrumentOne cannot control itThe one who controls it will failThe one who grasps it will lose Because all things:Either lead or followEither blow hot or [...]

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