Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 64

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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 64

Things at rest are easy to maintain.
Problems not yet visible are easy to prevent.

Brittle things are easily broken.
Small things are easily lost.

Manage issues before they come into being.
Set things in order before the chaos begins.

Trees held in both arms begin as a seedling.
A nine story building begins as a heap of dirt.
A thousand mile journey begins with a step.

A woman of action spoils the moment.
A woman who grasps, loses.

Therefore, the sage takes no action and nothing is ruined.
The sage does not grasp and nothing is lost.

People nearing completion often fail.
Practice caution at the end as much as the beginning,
and there will be success.

The sage does not desire to collect rare treasures.
Nor does she desire to collect understanding,
thus she returns what has been lost.

The Ten Thousand things are gently guided
back to their true treasure,
while the sage remains still.

 

Read the essay on Chapter 64

 

 


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 65 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. Again, I have added a link to Mr.Linky.
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