2 – Duality

cc image by 55Laney69 on Flickr

cc image by 55Laney69 on Flickr

We experience beauty because of ugliness.
We experience good because of bad.

Similarly, existence and non-existence give rise to one another.
Difficult and easy,
Long and short,
High and low,
The music and the silence.
All cannot exist without the other.
They are two sides of the same coin.

This is why the sage lives by non-action, teaches without words.
All around her, the Ten Thousand Things are created, yet she claims no credit or reward –
So that Tao may flow through her and last forever.

Read the essay on Chapter 2


  1. Pingback: Chapter 2 Essay: Duality

  2. Absolutely wonderful writings, and I so much appreciate your devotion to the growth of spiritual consciousness for the seeker of truth!

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