Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 53

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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 53


If I have the least bit of understanding,
I will walk the path of Tao
and fear to stray.

The path of Tao is level and smooth
but people prefer diversions.

The courts are full of splendor
while the fields are full of weeds
and the granaries are bare.

Dressed in fine clothing,
carrying sharp swords,
excessively drinking and
eating too much food.

Treasures accumulated,
this is the pride of thieves
and not the path of Tao.

Read the essay on Chapter 53


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 54 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.

One Comment

  1. Powerful post. As I have been reading your posts for some time, I have gained a much greater understand of the Tao and all it shares. Most of the time, I see this yin and yang balance…this one feels a bit more direct. It is very spot on and I resonate with it very much so.

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