Tao Te Ching – Chapter 76 – Man at his birth is supple and weak; at his death, firm and strong.”

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 76

“Chapter 76
Man at his birth is supple and weak; at his death, firm and strong. (So it is with) all things. Trees and plants, in their early growth, are soft and brittle; at their death, dry and withered.
Thus it is that firmness and strength are the concomitants of death; softness and weakness, the concomitants of life.
Hence he who (relies on) the strength of his forces does not conquer; and a tree which is strong will fill the out-stretched arms, (and thereby invites the feller.)
Therefore the place of what is firm and strong is below, and that of what is soft and weak is above.”

Excerpt From: Lao Tzu. “Tao Te Ching.” Apple Books.

https://books.apple.com/us/book/tao-te-ching/id1436033825

 

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