Tao Te Ching verse 10

Tao Te Ching verse 10

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Tao Te Ching Verse 10-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire

Liner Notes: 

learning new jazz chords and still busy with putting to music all 81 Tao Te CHing verses: one at a time

Lyrics: 

Tao Te Ching Verse 10

Hold fat to the Power of the One
It will unify the body
And merge it with the spirit
It wil cleanse the vision
And reveal the world as flawless
It will focus the life-force
And make one supple as a newborn

As you love the people and rule the state
Can you be free of self-interest?
As the gates of Heaven open and close
Can you remain steadfast as a mother bird
Who sits with her nest?
As your wisdom reaches the four corners of the world
Can you keep the innocence of a beginner?

Know this Primal Power
That guides without forcing
That serves without seeking
That brings forth ans sustains life
Yet does not own or possess it.



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Comments

aneilm's picture

Wow you stick to a task 81 verses we can look forward to the others

Tim Fatchen's picture

What a fascinating project! Contemplative or even religious chant, with the ripple sequence on the piano.

cindyrella's picture

So compelling and beautiful! The piano, your voice-so hypnotic. I love it!

Calum Carlyle's picture

I'm only beginning with the Tao Te Ching. I'm told it is not to be rushed. Loving this concept.