I’m thinking about verse 78 of the Tao…

Nothing in this world

is as soft and yielding as water

Yet for attacking the hard and strong

none can triumph so easily

It is weak, yet none can equal it

It is soft, yet none can damage it

It is yielding, yet none can wear it away


Everyone knows that the soft overcomes the hard

and the yielding triumphs over the rigid

Why then so little faith?

Why can no one practice it?


So the Sages say,

fulfill even the lowest position

love even the weakest creature

Then you will be called

“Lord of every offering”

“King of all below Heaven”






…Verse 78 from “Tao Te Ching”

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


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