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Saturday, September 27, 2014

PRACTICING ETERNITY, TAO TE CHING 52

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                  TAO TE CHING 52


          In the beginning was the Tao.

          All things issue from it;

          all things return to it.


          To find the origin,

          trace back the manifestations.

          When you recognize the children

          and find the mother,

          you will be free of sorrow.


          If you close your mind in judgments
     
          and traffic with desires,

          your heart will be troubled.

          If you keep your mind from judging

          and aren't led by the senses,

          your heart will find peace.


          Seeing into darkness is clarity.

          Knowing how to yield is strength.

          Use your own light

          and return to the source of light.
          
          This is called practicing eternity.


                     ---tr by Stephen Mitchell 



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