Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 34

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I got this great photo at www.hetemeel.com!

Who needs Taco Tuesdays when you can have Tao Tuesdays? I am sure that Einstein would have really loved this…

Here is How it Works

I will post a chapter of the Tao Te Ching each Tuesday.  (My version – you can see all of the chapters on my List of Chapters page if you want to work ahead!) I will put a Mr. Linky entry form with it so that you can write your OWN commentary to the chapter on your own blog and then come back here after you post and add your link! Simple! (Please add the DIRECT link to your post about that particular chapter to make it easy for our readers!) I am so excited to read what you wrote! It has been so fun for me to work with this material and I really got the depth when I started writing about it. It is my wish that you will find the same! (Plus some extra traffic to your blog!) Don’t worry if you miss a week. Don’t worry if you just join us now and again. It is totally open. You can even go back to a previous chapter and post there. I will add each Tao Tuesday entry post to the List of Chapters page so you can read the other entries as you are reviewing all of the chapters.

We are all sages.

Chapter 34

The Great Tao is like the ocean –
It flows in all directions.

It gives life to the Ten Thousand Things,
yet does not claim authority.

When work is done,
it claims no credit.
It clothes the Ten Thousand Things,
yet does not want to be its leader.

Eternally desireless,
it is considered insignificant.
The Ten Thousand Things call it home,
but do not make it their master.

It can be called great
because it does not strive to be great.
Thus, it achieves the path of greatness.


Read the essay on Chapter 34

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 35 next week. Or, you can always start at the beginning and do the earlier ones. They are all linked up on the List of All Chapters page so they do get looked at later on by people stopping by.


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