Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 67

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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 67

The world says these teachings of the Tao
are great, unlike anything else.

It is because of this uniqueness, that it is great.

If it were like everything else,
it would have disappeared long ago.

I have three treasures that I hold dear –

The first is called love.
The second is called simplicity.
The third is called humility.

With love, one has the power to be brave.
With simplicity, one can afford to be generous.
With humility, one can let others be first.

Therefore, one can develop to one’s true potential.

If you disregard love and remain brave,
if you shun simplicity and are wasteful,
if you try to get ahead of others,
it is surely fatal.

If you fight a battle with love, you will conquer.
In defense, you will be impenetrable.
Heaven protects and guards
those who live the principle of love.

 

Read the essay on Chapter 67

 

 


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 68 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. This is an interesting and very famous chapter. I put the link to my comments in Mr. Linky.
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