I’m thinking…

…about Tao

 

A great state is like a river basin that receives everything flowing into it

It is the place where all things come to rest where all the world is welcomed

The low is greater than the high

The still is greater than the restless

The low country wins over its neighbor

The still female wins over the male

The Sage wants to uplift the people

The people want to follow the Sage

only by being low does this come to be

The Sage bows to the people

The people bow to the Sage

And when they lift up their heads only greatness remains

 

 

…Verse 61 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

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