I’m thinking about verse 77 of the Tao…

Heaven operates like the bending of a bow ~

the high pulls down

the low brings up

It takes from that which has too much

And gives to that which has too little

The way of man is otherwise ~

he takes from that which is depleted

and gives to that which has too much

 

Who can offer an abundance to the world? ~

One who has Tao

Such a one can give like the heavens

 

The Sage gives

without relying on his own effort

He completes

without waiting for reward

He illumines

without stepping from the shadow

 

…Verse 77 from “Tao Te Ching”

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

 

 

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