Something to think about

To hold until full is not as good as stopping.
An over-sharpened sword cannot last long.
A room filled with gold and jewels cannot be protected.
Boasting of wealth and virtue brings your demise.
After finishing the work, withdraw.

This is the Way of Heaven

~Tao Te Ching

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One response to “Something to think about

  • purple

    “After finishing the work, withdraw.” but … but … really? how? I am reembarking on reading “365 Tao” this new year and it seems to raise more questions than it does answers. I have several translations of the tao te ching as well, and I never seem to get bored with it. Wisdom is like salt, both a healer and a preserver.

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