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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.