January 26th, 2013

Tao Te Ching Meditation - Chapter 23: Gaining Loss

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23.1 To speak rarely is natural. That is why a gusty wind doesn't last the morning, a downpour of rain doesn't last the day.
23.2 Who does this? Heaven and earth. If heaven and earth cannot go on forever, how much less can human beings!
23.3 Therefore those who follow the Way assimilate to the Way; the virtuous assimilate to virtue, those who have lost assimilate to loss.
23.4 Those who assimilate to the Way are happy to gain it, those who assimilate to virtue too are happy to gain it, and those who assimilate to loss are also happy to gain it.
23.5 When trust is insufficient, there is distrust.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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