Those who know the other Have learning. Those who know themselves Have wisdom. Those who overcome others Have strength; Those who overcome themselves Have power. Those who know enough Is enough are rich. Those with resolve Go on. Those with hope Go on and on. Those who die But are not forgotten Live on.
The wise do not strive And therefore are effective. The lackluster never cease striving, And therefore achieve little. The wise never force, knowing Force gets nothing done. The wise bring compassion Because they do not think about it. The wise create justice Because they do not worry about it. Those concerned only with appearances Have … More from a new translation of the Tao Teh Ching 38
Take hold of the larger vision and let the world come to you— no harm, only rest and peace. Music and fine food stop travelers, while the Way seems dull— nothing to hear, to taste, yet the flavors of The Way are endless.
Weapons are death instruments; Living things hate them; Followers of The Way Avoid them except In necessity, preferring calm. Always avoid victory by force; Violence only leads to violence. A killer is never prized long. Celebrate a victory Won by killing As if it is a funeral.
. . . dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines. . . Walt Whitman Ya Hear Things You hear things when you listen. What is it anybody ever needs to know before … More From: Amos, Confessions of a Major Minor Prophet