Tao Tuesdays: Chapter 80

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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 80

In a small country with few people,
even if they have hundreds of tools,
they will not use them.

They value their lives and
do not wish to go anywhere else.

Even if they have a boat and cars,
they do not wish to use them.

Even if they have weapons,
they do not need to display them.

Let the women use their hands for knitting
instead of writing.

Let them enjoy their food,
keep their clothes beautiful
and be happy in their everyday lives.

Neighbors may hear the roosters crowing
and dogs barking in neighboring cities,

but will live their entire lives
without the need to visit each other
and leave their happy home.

Read the essay on Chapter 80

 

 


If you haven’t participated yet, why not join us next week? We will be looking at Chapter 81 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.

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