Tao Te Ching – Verse 79 – Failure is an opportunity

79
Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else,
there is no end to the blame.

Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others.(translation by Stephen Mitchell, 1995)
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After settling a great dispute
There must be remaining resentments
How can this be considered good?
Therefore the sage holds the left part of the contract
But does not demand payment from the other person
Those who have virtue hold the contract
Those without virtue hold the collections

The Heavenly Tao has no favorites
It constantly gives to the kind people

(translation by Derek Lin, 2006)
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Nothingness supports
That which it should.

(translation by Jeremy M. Miller, 2013)
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from I Ching Online

 

Author: harinam

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