January 29th, 2013

Tao Te Ching Meditation - Chapter 26: Take Life Seriously, Take It Easy

Reading:

26.1 Gravity is the root of lightness;
calm is the master of excitement.

26.2 Thereby do exemplary people travel all day
without leaving their equipment.
Though they have a look of prosperity,
their resting place is transcendent.

26.3 What can be done about heads of state
who take the world lightly in their own self-interest?
26.4 Lack of gravity loses servants of state;
instability loses heads of state.


Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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