The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-One

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 the following: The clear Tao […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty

The returning is the movement of the Tao The weak is the utilization of the Tao The myriad things of the world are born of being Being is born of non-being                                                        […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Nine

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 standard for the world These […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Eight

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 contrived action and acts with […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Seven

      The Tao is constant in non-action Yet there is nothing it does not do If the sovereign can hold on to this All things shall transform themselves Transformed, yet wishing to achieve I shall restrain them with the simplicity of the nameless The simplicity of the nameless They shall be without desire Without desire, […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Six

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 soft and weak overcomes the […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Five

Hold the great image All under heaven will come They come without harm, in harmonious peace Music and food, passing travelers stop The Tao that is spoken out of the mouth Is bland and without flavor Look at it, it cannot be seen Listen to it, it cannot be heard Use it, it cannot be […]

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