I’m thinking about verse 79 of the Tao…

After settling a great dispute

some resentment is sure to remain

Being content with what you have

is always best in the end

The Sage always assumes the debt

as if holding the left side of a contract

He gives and gives, and wants nothing in return

One with true virtue

always seeks a way to give

One who lacks true virtue

always seeks a way to get

To the giver comes the fullness of life

to the taker just an empty hand

Though the Tao of Heaven has no favorites

it always sides with one who has a pure heart



…Verse 79 from “Tao Te Ching”

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


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