#Tao Te Ching 55

Those following The Way

Are like infants:

Insects will not sting them;

Wild animals will not attack them;

Birds of prey will not strike him.


Like an infant,

Those who follow The Way

Have flexible bones

And supple muscles,

Though still their

Grip is strong.

Innocent of distinctions

Such as female and male,

They live naturally.


They can cry all day

Without getting hoarse;

They are harmony itself.


For those following The Way

Harmony is perpetual

And wisdom constant.

Flourishing is the outcome,

Knowledge of each breath the method.


Things grow, then decay;

This is the way of The Way.

Whatever is contrary to

The Way soon ends.


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