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-Seven

Without going out the door, know the world Without peering out the window, see the Heavenly Tao The further one goes The less one knows Therefore the sage Knows without going Names without seeing Achieves without striving                                                                     Lao Tzu In this verse of the Tao, Lao Tzu is asking us to never forget that […]

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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-Two

The Tao Te Ching: Verse Thirty-Two The Tao, eternally nameless Its simplicity, although imperceptible Cannot be treated by the world as subservient If the sovereign can hold on to it All will follow by themselves Heaven and Earth, together in harmony Will rain sweet dew People will not need to force it; it will adjust […]

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