The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty-One

Tao produces them Virtue raises them Things shape them Forces perfect them Therefore all things respect the Tao and value virtue The respect for Tao, the value of virtue Not due to command but to constant nature Thus Tao produces them Virtue raises them Grows them, educates them Perfects them, matures them Nurtures them, protects…

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty

Coming into life, entering death The followers of life, three in ten The followers of death, three in ten Those whose lives are moved toward death Also three in ten Why? Because they live lives of excess I’ve heard of those who are good at cultivating life Traveling on the road, they do not encounter…

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Nine

The sages have no constant mind They take the mind of the people as their mind Those who are good, I am good to them Those who are not good, I am also good to them Thus the virtue of goodness Those who believe, I believe them Those who do not believe, I also believe…

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Forty-Eight

Pursue knowledge, daily gain Pursue Tao, daily loss Loss and more loss Until one reaches unattached action With unattached action, there is nothing one cannot do Take the world by constantly applying non-interference The one who interferes is not qualified to take the world                                                   …

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