77th Verse ~ Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

March 08, 2016

"I can keep on giving because there is no end to my wealth. I am pleased to offer my surpluses to others." 


The way of heaven is like drawing a bow: the high is lowered, the low is raised. 

When it is surplus, it reduces; when it is deficient, it increases. The Tao of mankind is the opposite: it reduces the deficiency in order to add to the surplus. It strips the needy to serve those who have to much. 

Only the one who has the Tao offers his surplus to others. What man has more than enough and gives it to the world? Only the man of the Tao.

The master can keep giving because there is no end to his wealth. He acts without expectation, succeeds without taking credit, and does not think that he is better than anyone else.