Tao Te Ching – Verse 47 – Without opening your door, you can open your heart to the world

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Without opening your door,
you can open your heart to the world.
Without looking out your window,
you can see the essence of the Tao.

 

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 46 – When a country is in harmony with the Tao, the factories make trucks and tractors

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When a country is in harmony with the Tao,
the factories make trucks and tractors.
When a country goes counter to the Tao,
warheads are stockpiled outside the cities.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 45 – True perfection seems imperfect, yet it is perfectly itself

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True perfection seems imperfect,
yet it is perfectly itself.
True fullness seems empty,
yet it is fully present.

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 44 – Fame or integrity: which is more important?

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Fame or integrity: which is more important?
Money or happiness: which is more valuable?
Success or failure: which is more destructive?

If you look to others for fulfillment,
you will never truly be fulfilled.
If your happiness depends on money,
you will never be happy with yourself.

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