Daodejing 16

Cultivate emptiness.
Carefully guard stillness.

All things arise
after their fashion,
then fall to rest again.

Plants grow luxuriant,
then return to their roots,
which is stillness.

That is the unchanging
reality. Knowing this

unchanging reality
is intelligence.

Not knowing it creates
erratic action.

Knowing unchanging reality
creates compassion, and
compassion leads to feeling

one with all.

Feeling one with all
leads to acting in
harmony with all, and
this is the way
of the creative universe.

This way to health; and
when death comes,
there is oneness with all.



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