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Tao Te Ching - Chaoter 28

Know the strength of man,
But keep a woman's care!
Be the stream of the universe!
Being the stream of the universe,
Ever true and unswerving,
Become as a little child once more.

Know the white,
But keep the black!
Be an example to the world!
Being an example to the world,
Ever true and unwavering,
Return to the infinite.

Know honor,
Yet keep humility.
Be the valley of the universe!
Being the valley of the universe,
Ever true and resourceful,
Return to the state of the uncarved block.

When the block is carved, it becomes useful.
When the sage uses it, he becomes the ruler.
Thus, "A great tailor cuts little."
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-Gai-Fu Feng and Jane English translation
Daily Tao - 28

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allhervoices
Jul. 22nd, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
you have turned me on so much to the tao. thank you!
bobby1933
Jul. 22nd, 2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
It is my pleasure to share what i consider the best product of human reflection on the nature of reality. I guess i am an "evangelical Taoist." ;>)
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