I’m thinking…

…about Tao

Tao gives life to the one

The one gives life to the two

The two give life to the three

The three give life to ten thousand things

All beings support yin and embrace yang and the interplay of these two forces fills the universe

Yet only at the still-point, between the breathing in and the breathing out, can one capture these two in perfect harmony

People suffer at the thought of being without parents, without food, or without worth

Yet this is the very way that kings and lords once described themselves

Who knows what fate may bring ~

one day your loss may be your fortune

one day your fortune may be your loss

The age-old lesson that others teach, I also teach ~

“As you plant, so you reap”

“As you live, so you die”

Know this to be the foundation of my teachings

 

 

…Verse 42 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

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1 thought on “I’m thinking…

  1. Rico D Dolot

    Thank you for this blog. It is beautiful, especially from the part where it says: “Who knows what fate may bring?”

    Reply

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