Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The english translation here I am using from The Tao website.

Heaven and earth do not act from (the impulse of) any wish to be benevolent;
they deal with all things as the dogs of grass are dealt with.
The sages do not act from (any wish to be) benevolent;
they deal with the people as the dogs of grass are dealt with.
May not the space between heaven and earth be compared to a bellows?
It is emptied, yet it loses not its power;
It is moved again, and sends forth air the more.
Much speech to swift exhaustion lead we see;
Your inner being guard, and keep it free.


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