Tao Te Ching – Verse 50 – The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings

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The Master gives himself up
to whatever the moment brings.
He knows that he is going to die,
and he has nothing left to hold on to:
no illusions in his mind,
no resistances in his body.

 

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 49 – The Master has no mind of her own

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The Master has no mind of her own.
She works with the mind of the people.

She is good to people who are good.
She is also good to people who aren’t good.
This is true goodness

 

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Tao Te Ching – Verse 48 – In pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added

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In pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone.

 

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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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