Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tao Te Ching: 8th Verse



The supreme good
is like water,
which nourishes
all things
without trying to.

It flows to low places
loathed by all men.
Therefore, it is
like the Tao.

Live in accordance with
the nature of things.

In dwelling,
be close to the land.
In meditation,
go deep in the heart.

In dealing with others,
be gentle and kind.

Stand by your word.
Govern with equity.
Be timely in choosing
the right moment.

One who lives
in accordance with nature
does not go against
the way of things.

He moves in harmony
with the present moment,
always knowing
the truth of
just what to do.

Tao Te Ching ~Lao-tzu

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