I’m thinking about verse 73 of the Tao…

Bold action against others leads to death

Bold action in harmony with Tao leads to life

Good fortune, bad fortune

One seems to bring benefit, the other to cause harm

But Heaven rejects them both

Both, in the end, tether men to this world

Who can know the reasons of Heaven?

Who can know its endless ways?

Not even the Sage has an answer to this one

Heaven’s way does not strive yet it always overcomes

It does not speak, yet it responds

It is not summoned, yet it appears

It does not hurry, yet it completes everything on time

The net of Heaven spans the universe yet not the slightest thing ever slips by


…Verse 73 from “Tao Te Ching”

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


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