Daodejing 67

Everyone knows The Way 

of the creative universe 

is true, yet everyone calls 

its teachings impossible. 


It’s impossibility is its truth. 


I have three treasures—

humbleness, moderation, love.


With humbleness I can live 

without expectations. 

With moderation I can be generous.

With love I can be brave.


Too often we forget humbleness 

and act only honorably.


Too often we forget moderation

and give only generously.


Too often we forget love

and act only bravely.


The outcome is death. 


Love will be victorious,

even in battle; even in battle

love is the best protection.




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