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Wisdom of the Tao

67th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

Posted by Thuy Dam on

67th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

"I live the three treasures of mercy, frugality, and humility in all of my dealings with others."  All the world talks about my Tao with such familiarity-what folly! The Tao is not something found at the marketplace or passed on from father to son. It is not something gained by knowing or lost by forgetting. If the Tao were like this, it would have been lost and forgotten long ago. I have three treasures, which I hold fast and watch closely. The first is mercy. The second is frugality. The third is humility. From mercy comes courage. From frugality comes...

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67th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

Posted by Thuy Dam on

67th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

"I live the three treasures of mercy, frugality, and humility in all of my dealings with others."  All the world talks about my Tao with such familiarity-what folly! The Tao is not something found at the marketplace or passed on from father to son. It is not something gained by knowing or lost by forgetting. If the Tao were like this, it would have been lost and forgotten long ago. I have three treasures, which I hold fast and watch closely. The first is mercy. The second is frugality. The third is humility. From mercy comes courage. From frugality comes...

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68th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

Posted by Thuy Dam on

68th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

"Whatever I fight weakens me. What I cooperate with strengthens me." A good soldier is not violent. A good fighter is not angry. Good winners do not contend. Good employers serve their workers. The best leader follows the will of the people.  All of them embody the virtue of non-competition. This is called the virtue of noncontending. This is called employing the powers of others. This since ancient times has been known as the ultimate unity with heaven.

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69th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

Posted by Thuy Dam on

69th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

"There is no greater misfortune than feeling I have an enemy, for when I have an enemy, there is no room for God." There is a saying among soldiers; I dare not make the first move but would rather play the guest; I dare not advance an inch but would rather withdraw a foot.  This is called going forward without advancing, pushing back without using weapons. There is no greater misfortune than feeling "I have an enemy", for when "I" and "enemy"; exist together, there is no room left for my treasure. Thus, when two opponents meet, the one without...

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70th Verse ~ Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

Posted by Thuy Dam on

70th Verse ~ Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

"I want to think like God thinks, to act as God acts, to live a God-realized life."   My teachings are very easy to understand and very easy to practice; yet so few in this world understand, and so few are able to practice. My words have an ancestor; my deeds have a lord. The people have no knowledge of this, therefore they have no knowledge of me. This is why the sage dresses plainly, even though his interior is filled with precious gems.

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