March 10th, 2013

Tao Te Ching Meditation - Chapter 59; The Power of Virtue, The Virtue of Virtue.

Reading:

59.1 To govern the human and serve the divine,
       nothing compares to frugality.
59.2 Only frugality brings early recovery;
       early recovery means buildup of power.
       Build up virtue, and you master all.
       When you master all, no one knows your limit.
       When no one knows your limit, you can maintain a nation.
59.3 When you maintain the matrix of a nation, you can last long.
59.4 This is called making the root deep and the basis firm,
       the Way of long life and eternal vision.
Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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Tao Te Ching Meditation - Chapter 60: Evil Can Be Powerless.

Reading:

60.1 Governing a large nation is like cooking a little fish.*



60.2 When the world is ruled by the Way,
       the ghosts are powerless.
60.3 It is not that the ghosts are powerless;
       their spirits do not harm the people.
       Not only do the spirits not harm the people;
       sages do not harm the people either.
60.4 Because the two do not harm each other,
       their virtues ultimately combine.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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