I’m thinking about verse 51 of the Tao…

Tau gives all things life

Te gives them fulfillment

Nature is what shapes them

Living is what brings them to completion

Every creature honors Tao and worships Te not by force but through its own living and breathing

Though Tao gives life to all things

Te is what cultivates them

Te is that magic power that raises and rears them

completes and prepares them

comforts and protects them

To create without owning

To give without expecting

To fill without claiming

This is the profound action of Tao

The highest expression of Te


…Verse 51 from “Tao Te Ching”

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


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