Tao Te Ching: 2nd Verse

Posted: March 31, 2010 in Blog, Blogging, Culture, Journal, Life, Philosophy, Poems, Poetry, Religion, Tao Te Ching, Taoism
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Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty,

only because there is ugliness.

All can know good as good only because there is evil.

Being and nonbeing produce each other.

The difficult is born in the easy.

Long is defined by short, the high by the low.

Before and after go along with each other.

So the sage lives openly with apparent duality

and paradoxical unity.

The sage can act without effort

and teach without words.

Nurturing things without possessing them,

he works, but not for rewards;

he competes, but not for results.

When the work is done, it is forgotten.

That is why it lasts forever.

Lao-tzu

I am going out-of-town, so I may not have time to post. I want to thank those who read this regularly. It is nice to know my thoughts are heard. I also want to thank those of you who respond with words of encouragement when my darker side shows on the screen.

Thank you,

Tim Lundmark

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