The Tao Te Ching: Verse Five

Heaven and Earth are impartial They regard myriad things as straw dogs The sages are impartial They regard people as straw dogs The space between Heaven and Earth Is it not like a bellows? Empty, and yet never exhausted It moves, and produces more Too many words hasten failure Cannot compare to keeping to the […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Four

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Four The Tao is empty When utilized; it is not filled up So deep! It seems to be the source of all things It blunts the sharpness Unravels the knots Dims the glare Mixes the dusts So indistinct! It seems to exist I do not know whose offspring it is […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Three

Do not glorify the achievers so the people will not squabble Do not treasure goods that are hard to obtain So the people will not become thieves do not show the desired things So their hearts will not be confused thus the governance of the sage: Empties their hearts, fills their bellies, weakens their ambitions, […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Two

When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises When it knows good as good, evil arises Thus being and non-being produce each other Difficult and easy bring about each other Long and short reveal each other High and low support each other Music and voice harmonize each other Front and back follow each other […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse One

The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao The name that can be named is not the eternal name The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of myriad things Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations These […]

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