March 13th, 2013

Tao Te Ching Meditation - Chapter 63: I Have No Enemy But Myself..


63.1 Do nondoing,
       strive for nonstriving,
       savor the flavorless,
63.2 regard the small as important,
       make much of little,
       repay enmity with virtue;

63.3 plan for difficulty when it is still easy,
       do the great while it is still small.
63.4 The most difficult things in the world
       must be done while they are easy;
       the greatest things in the world
       must be done when they are small.
63.5 Because of this sages never do great things;
       that is why they can fulfill their greatness.

63.6 If you agree too easily,
       you'll be little trusted;
       if you take it easy a lot,
       you'll have a lot of problems.
63.7 Therefore it is through difficulty
       that sages end up without problems.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

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