The Tao Te Ching: Verse Sixty

Ruling a large country is like cooking a small fish Using the Tao to manage the world Its demons have no power Not only do its demons have no power Its gods do not harm people Not only do its gods not harm people The sages also do not harm people They both do no […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty-Nine

In governing people and serving Heaven There is nothing like conservation Only with conservation is it called submitting early Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues Accumulating virtues means there is nothing one cannot overcome When there is nothing that one cannot overcome One’s limits are unknown The limitations being unknown, one can possess […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty-Eight

When governing is lackluster The people are simple and honest When governing is scrutinizing The people are shrewd and crafty Misfortune is what fortune depends upon Fortune is where misfortune hides beneath Who knows their ultimate end? They have no determined outcome Rightness reverts to become strange Goodness reverts to become wicked The confusion of […]

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The Tao Te Ching: Verse Fifty-Seven

Govern a country with upright integrity Deploy the military with surprise tactics Take the world with non-interference How do I know this is so? With the following: When there are many restrictions in the world The people become more impoverished When people have many sharp weapons The country becomes more chaotic When people have many […]

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