Tao – "The Way"
principle is what happens of itself.
The Tao is told is not the Tao.
The Tao never acts with force, yet there is nothing that it can not
The great Way is easy, yet people prefer the side paths. Be aware
when things are out of
balance. Stay centered
within the Tao.
As it acts in the world, the Tao is like the bending of a bow. The
top is bent downward; the bottom is bent up. It adjusts excess and
deficiency so that there is perfect
⃝ Tao loves and nourishes all things, but does not dominate it
When good thing are accomplished, it does not claim (or name) them.
Te, which is
close in meaning to power or virtue. It
is something within a person, and it is enhanced by following the
Tao, or 'that from which nothing can deviate'.
When Simplicity is broken up, it is made into instruments. Evolved
individuals who employ them, are made into
leaders. In this way, the
Great System is United.
Living the Tao
Intelligent people know others.
people know themselves.
⃝ The Master observes the world, but trusts his inner vision. He
allows things to come and go. His heart is as open as the sky.
overcomes the hard; and the weak the strong.
⃝ Can you
from your own mind and thus
understand all things?
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
I have just three things to teach:
compassion. These three are
your greatest treasures.
No disaster is worse than being
Success is as dangerous as
failure, and we are often our own worst
⃝ The journey of 1,000 miles starts with a single step.
⃝ Confront the difficult while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task by a series of small acts.
you have accomplished your goal simply walk away. This is the path
way to Heaven
Love the whole
world as if it were your self; then you will truly care for all
⃝ A sage is skilled at
helping people without excluding anyone.
Master doesn't seek fulfillment. For only those who are not full are
able to be used which brings the feeling of completeness.
Allow your softer, more
intuitive, and less dominating feminine qualities to rise to
the fore, so that you're surrendering rather than dominating,
receiving rather than broadcasting, loving rather than fighting.
which offers no resistance, overcomes the hardest substances.
That which offers no resistance can enter where there is no space.
Few in the world can comprehend the teaching without words,
or understand the value of non-action.
⃝ Can you love or guide someone without any kind of expectation?
Nurture the spontaneous peaceful life.
Don't impose your will through manipulation of aggressive emotions
If you worry more for others' beliefs, then you will be their slave.
There is no greater transgression than condoning peoples selfish
desires, no greater disaster than being discontent, and no greater
retribution than for greed.
⃝ Rule your mind with serenity rather than with force and
Approach your own inner life with a
loving quality that accepts who you are without trying to change
who you are.
Having reached a high level of realization (or having accomplished
anything in life), don't get excited or puffed up with pride but
remain calm, humble, and in "perfect equanimity" if you want to
continue in this deep state of consciousness.