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  • the sage thus seeks what no one seeks he doesn't prize hard-to-get goods he studies what no one studies he turns to what others pass by to help all things be natural he thus dares not act – Lao Tzu 64 (Red Pine translation)
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Lao Tzu

17 Jan 2021 07:09 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • Handle a large kingdom with as gentle a touch as if you were cooking small fish. If you manage people by letting them alone,,,,,, Ghosts of the dead shall not haunt you. Not that there are not ghosts But that their influence becomes propitious In the sound existence of a living man: There is no difference between the quick and the dead, They are one channel of vitality.
    • thus the rule of the sage empties the mind but fills the stomach weakens the will but strengthens the bones
    • Great power, not clinging to power has true power Lesser power, clinging to power lacks true power. Great power, doing nothing, has nothing to do. Lesser power, doing nothing has an end in view.