I’m thinking…

…about Tao


When the ruler knows his own heart the people are simple and pure

When he meddles with their lives they become restless and disturbed

Bad fortune, yes ~ it rests upon good fortune

Good fortune, yes ~ it hides within bad fortune

Oh the things that Heaven sends ~

Who can know their final aim?

Who can tell of their endless ways?

Today the righteous turn to trickery

Tomorrow the good turn to darkness

Oh what delusion abounds and every day it grows worse!

But the Sage is here upon the Earth to gently guide us back

He cuts but does not harm

He straightens but does not disrupt

He illumines but does not dazzle


…Verse 58 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

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