Abolish the corruption and excesses of what has come before. Do not react or try to compensate for them. Simply draw on what you know within you to be the truth and choose your actions accordingly.
Tao Te Ching – Verse 71
Not-knowing is true knowledge.
Presuming to know is a disease.
First realize that you are sick;
then you can move toward health.
The Master is her own physician.
She has healed herself of all … Read the rest
“I don’t care whether people say I am a good Teacher or a bad Teacher, I’m a right Teacher or a wrong Teacher, as long as I know there are teachings, and I am carrying and sharing them as they … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 70
My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them, you’ll fail.
My teachings are older than the … Read the rest
Keep adjusting your course. There is no shame in realizing poor choices and admitting them, especially to yourself. Refine your intuition.
See … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 69
The generals have a saying:
“Rather than make the first move
it is better to wait and see.
Rather than advance an inch
it is better to retreat a yard.”
This is called
going … Read the rest
“All these faculties as a Teacher will come to you, because you will also understand what the desire is, what the prayer is, and what the fulfillment is. They’re asking you to augment. Money is not a situation. Money is … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 68
The best athlete
wants his opponent at his best.
The best general
enters the mind of his enemy.
The best businessman
serves the communal good.
The best leader
follows the will of the people.… Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 67
Some say that my teaching is nonsense.
Others call it lofty but impractical.
But to those who have looked inside themselves,
this nonsense makes perfect sense.
And to those who put it into practice,… Read the rest
“When you teach, you must teach with confrontation, not by stimulation. When you teach by stimulation, doubts keep floating. But when you teach by confrontation, it is an either/or situation. In that situation at least doubt is dispelled. That’s the … Read the rest
Tao Te Ching – Verse 66
All streams flow to the sea
because it is lower than they are.
Humility gives it its power.
If you want to govern the people,
you must place yourself below them.
If you want … Read the rest