January 19th, 2013

Tao Te Ching Meditation- Chapter 16: Silence.


16.1 Attain the climax of emptiness,
       preserve the utmost quiet:
16.2 as myriad things act in concert,
       I thereby observe the return.
       Things flourish,
       then each returns to its root.
16.3 Returning to the root is called stillness;
       stillness is called return to Life,
       return to Life is called the constant;
       knowing the constant is called enlightenment.
      Acts at random, in ignorance of the constant, bode ill.
16.4 Knowing the constant gives perspective;
       this perspective is impartial.
       Impartiality is the highest nobility;
       the highest nobility is divine,
       and the divine is the Way.
16.5 This Way is everlasting,
       not endangered by physical death.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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