I’m thinking…

…about Tao

 

To rule the state, have a known plan

To win a battle, have an unknown plan

To gain the universe, have no plan at all

Let the universe itself reveal to you its splendor

How do I know this should be so? Because of this ~

The more restrictions, the more poverty

The more weapons, the more fear in the land

The more cleverness, the more strange events

The more laws, the more lawbreakers

Thus the Sages say,

Act with a pure heart and the people will be transformed

Love your own life and the people will be uplifted

Give without conditions and the people will prosper

Want nothing and the people will find everything

 

…Verse 57 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

1 thought on “I’m thinking…

  1. Rico Dolot

    The line : “The more cleverness, the more strange events” reminded me of a similar line I’ve read long ago. It went like this: “The more you know, the more you do not know”.

    Reply

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