Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tao Te Ching Chapter 23

1. Nature uses few words: when the gale blows, it will not last long; when it rains hard, it lasts but a little while; What causes these to happen? Heaven and Earth. Why do we humans go on endlessly about … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 22

Yield and remain whole Bend and remain straight Be low and become filled Be worn out and become renewed Have little and receive Have much and be confused Therefore the sages hold to the one as an example for the … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 21

The virtuous Master lives according to Tao. Tao is entirely elusive, very indistinct. Vague, though its center contains form. Vague and elusive, though its center has substance.Deeply hidden in its center is a life force. Its essence is very real … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 20

If you do not attend your real life in work and mind you will not be rooted. You will spin like leaves in a chaos of wind churning above the root. When business and busyness satisfy, the people happily busy … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 19

Eliminate holiness and abandon wisdom, and everyone will benefit a hundred times over. Eliminate philanthropy and proper behavior and the people will return to true devotion. Eliminate cleverness and abandon profits, and thieves will disappear. These three things are false … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 18

When the great Tao is forgotten, goodness and piety appear. When the body’s intelligence declines, cleverness and knowledge step forth. When there is no peace in the family, filial piety begins. When the country falls into chaos, patriotism is born. … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter17

Of the best rulers The people (only) know that they exist;The next best they love and praise; The next they fear; And the next they revile.  When they do not command the people’s faith, Some will lose faith in them, … Continue reading

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