January 14th, 2013

Tao Te Ching Meditation -- Chapter 11: Utility And Benevolence

Reading:

11.1 Thirty spokes join at a hub:
   their use for the cart is where they are not.
11.2 When the potter's wheel makes a pot,
   the use of the pot is precisely where there is nothing.
11.3 When you open the doors and windows for a room,
   it is where there is nothing that they are useful to the room.
11.4 Therefore being is for benefit,
   non-being is for usefulness.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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