I’m thinking about verse 34 of the Tao…

The great Tao flows everywhere

It fills everything to the left and to the right

All things owe their existence to it and it cannot deny any one of them

Tao is eternal

It does not favor one over the other

It brings all things to completion without their even knowing it

Tao nourishes and protects all creatures yet does not claim lordship over them

So we class it with the most humble

Tao is the home to which all things return yet it wants nothing in return

So we call it “The Greatest”

The Sage is the same way ~

He does not claim greatness over anything

He’s not even aware of his own greatness

Tell me, what could be greater than this?

…Verse 34 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8


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