Category Archives: Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching Chapter 33

This chapter brings forward a couple of reflections. First we have the translation thing again. Here’s a line-by-line combination of two translations, Victor H. Mair on the left, followed by Jane English & Gia-fu Feng on the right: Understanding others is … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 30

1.  Warning Against the Use of Force He who by Tao purposes to help the ruler of men Will oppose all conquest by force of arms. For such things are wont to rebound. Where armies are, thorns and brambles grow. … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 29

1. There are those who will conquer the world And make of it (what they conceive or desire). I see that they will not succeed. (For) the world is God’s own Vessel It cannot be made (by human interference). He … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 28

1. He who is aware of the Male But keeps to the Female Becomes the ravine of the world. Being the ravine of the world, He has the original character (teh) which is not cut up. And returns again to … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 27

  1. On Stealing the Light A good runner leaves no track. A good speech leaves no flaws for attack. A good reckoner makes use of no counters. A well-shut door makes use of no bolts, And yet cannot be … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 26

1. The Solid is the root of the light; The Quiescent is the master of the Hasty. Therefore the Sage travels all day Yet never leaves his provision-cart. In the midst of honor and glory, He lives leisurely, undisturbed. How … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching Chapter 25

1. Before the universe was born there was something in the chaos of the heavens. It stands alone and empty, solitary and unchanging. It is ever present and secure. It may be regarded as the Mother of the universe. Because … Continue reading

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