Inspiration of the Week #54

April 2, 2012 through April 8, 2012

Truthful words are not beautiful,
beautiful words are not truthful.
The good does not distinguish,
one who distinguishes is not good.
One who knows does not accumulate knowledge,
one who accumulates knowledge does not know.

The sage does not hoard.
Having worked for his fellow beings,
the more he possesses.
Having donated himself to his fellow beings,
the more abundant he becomes.

The way of heaven,
it benefits but does not harm.
The way of the sage,
he works but does not contend.

-Chapter 81 of the Tao Te Ching

With that I have concluded reading The Tao Te Ching – A New Translation with Commentary by Ellen M. Chen. We should all strive to live so wisely.

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