Tao Te Ching Verse 15

Tao Te Ching Verse 15

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Tao Te Ching Verse 15-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire

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Tao Te Ching Verse 15

The masters of this ancient path
Are mysterieously profound
Their inner state baffles all inquiry
Their dephts go beyond all knowing
Thus, despite every effort,
We can only tell of their outer signs-
Deliberate, as if treading over the stones of a winter brook
Watchful, as if meeting danger on all sides
Reverent, as if receiving an honored guest
Selfless, like a melting block of ice
Pure, like an uncarved block of wood
Accepting, like an open valley
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Through the course of Nature
Muddy water becomes clear
Through the unfolding of life
Man reaches perfection
Through sustained activity
That supreme rest is naturally found

Those who have Tao want nothing else
Though seemingly empty
They are ever full
Though seemingly old
They are beyond the reach of birth and death



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