62 – The Gift of Tao

Tao is the secret treasure of the Ten Thousand Things.

To those who are awake, it is a treasure.
To those who are asleep, it is protection.

Beautiful words inspire honor,
Beautiful deeds inspire respect.

Why abandon a woman for straying from her path?

When crowning a queen with her three advisors,
rather than offer her priceless jade
followed by a team of four horses,
is it not better to calmly offer her the Tao?

The Tao has been honored by the ancients
for centuries.

Has it not been said that those who have made mistakes
shall be forgiven?

For this reason, the Tao is our greatest treasure.

 

Read the essay on Chapter 62

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