Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 50

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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 50

We appear with life
and we disappear with death.

For every ten lives,
three pursue life,
three pursue death,
and three just pass between the two.

Truthfully, they live too heavily.

I have heard it said,
the one with a complete life –
does not fear encounters with wild animals,
and needs no armor in battle.

The rhinoceros has no place
to thrust its horn,
and the tiger has no place
to sink its claws.
Soldiers have nowhere
to pierce their blade.

The complete life is without death
because death has nowhere to land.

 

If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 51 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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