I’m thinking…

…about Tao

 

Tao is the treasure-house

the true nature

the secret source of everything

It is the great wealth of those who are awake

the great protector of those still sleeping

If a person seems wicked

do not cast him away ~

Awaken him with your words

Elevate him with your deeds

Requite his injury with your kindness

Do not cast him away

cast away his wickedness

When the emperor is crowned

or the three ministers installed

they receive a gift of jade and horses

But how can this compare

to sitting still and gaining the treasure of Tao

This is why the ancient masters honored the inward path of Tao

Did they not say

“Seek and you will find”?

“Err and you will be forgiven”?

Within, within

This is where the world’s treasure has always been

 

 

…Verse 62 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

1 thought on “I’m thinking…

  1. Rico D Dolot

    I liked the part about the wicked (as copied and pasted here):
    If a person seems wicked
    do not cast him away ~
    Awaken him with your words
    Elevate him with your deeds
    Requite his injury with your kindness
    So is this like giving the other cheek to the person who has slapped you?

    Reply

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