Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 55

I got this great photo at www.hetemeel.com!
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 55

One who possesses virtue
can be compared to a newborn child.

Hornets will not sting,
snakes will not bite,
wild animals will not pounce,
bird of prey will not attack.

Her bones are flexible
and her muscles are soft,
yet her grip is firm.

She has not experienced the union
of woman and man,
yet she is perfectly aroused.
Her life force is strong indeed!

To the end of days,
she screams and cries –
yet her young voice does not grow hoarse.
Her natural harmony
is completely in balance.

To perceive this harmony
is to be in tune with the eternal.

To know the eternal
is called enlightenment.

To improve one’s vitality
is one of life’s blessings.

Too much thinking can drain your strength
and exhaust your energy.

This is not Tao.
What is not Tao always comes to an end.

Read the essay on Chapter 55

 

 


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 56 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. Amy, I left the link to my thoughts on this chapter in your Mr. Linky.

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