Stop seeing distinctions and there are no worries– the difference between “no” and “yes” is so small; the difference between good and bad. Those who fear are to be feared. Distinctions: the multitude enjoy themselves, as if at a banquet or on a tower in spring. The Taoist looks listless and still, nearly invisible. The … More Daodejing 20
Forget wisdom; stop being an expert; then everybody is better off. When we stop talking about justice, we will find honest kindness. When we drop rhetoric and forget scheming, there will be no more theft. Three things lead toward understanding The Way of the universe: See simply; act in accord with nature; forget selfishness. Then, … More Daodejing 19
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When following The Way fades, compassion and justice become techniques. After that, shrewdness and hypocrisy become techniques. Then relationships lose harmony and only kinship is important. Then kinship loses its power and only paid professionals do the work.
If it goes without saying, it hasn’t been said. Like silent lips praying, if it goes without saying, it comes down to not straying anywhere outside your head. If it goes without saying, it hasn’t been said.