The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twenty-One

  The appearance of great virtue Follows only the Tao The Tao, as a thing Seems indistinct, seems unclear So unclear, so indistinct Within it there is image So indistinct, so unclear Within it there is substance So deep, so profound Within it there is essence Its essence is supremely real Within it there is […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Twenty

Cease learning, no more worries Respectful response and scornful response How much is the difference? Goodness and evil How much do they differ? What the people fear, I cannot be unafraid So desolate! How limitless it is! The people are excited As if enjoying a great feast As if climbing up to the terrace in […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Nineteen

End sagacity; abandon knowledge The people benefit a hundred times End benevolence; abandon righteousness The people return to piety and charity End cunning; discard profit Bandits and thieves no longer exist These three things are superficial and insufficient Thus this teaching has its place: Show plainness; hold simplicity Reduce selfishness; decrease desires                                                                 Lao Tzu […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Eighteen

The great Tao fades away There is benevolence and justice Intelligence comes forth There is great deception The six relations are not harmonious There is filial piety and kind affection The country is in confused chaos There are loyal ministers                                                                                                     Lao Tzu Image a world where nurses and other members of the Interdisciplinary healthcare […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Seventeen

The highest rulers, people do not know they have them The next level, people love them and praise them The next level, people fear them The next level, people despise them If the rulers’ trust is insufficient Have no trust in them Proceeding calmly, valuing their words Task accomplished, matter settled The people all say, […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Sixteen

Attain the ultimate emptiness Hold on to the truest tranquility The myriad things are all active I therefore watch their return Everything flourishes; each returns to its root Returning to the root is called tranquility Tranquility is called returning to one’s nature Returning to one’s nature is called constancy Knowing constancy is called clarity Not […]

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