Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 77

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 77

The way of Tao is like stretching a bow,
the high end comes down,
and the low end rises.

When it is too long,
it is shortened.
When it is too short,
it is lengthened.

The way of Tao
is to reduce the excessive
and increase the deficient.

The way of man
is to increase the excessive
and decrease the deficient.

Who is able to take her surplus
and offer it to the world?

Only the woman of Tao.
She acts and yet does not claim credit.
She does not wish to be viewed superior.

Read the essay on Chapter 77



If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 78 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 am back from Florida, so I am putting the links for my thoughts on both this chapter and Chapter 78 into Mr. Linky.
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