The Tao Te Ching translates to “The Way”.
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – Verse 44
“Fame or self?
Which matters more?
Self or wealth?
Which is more precious?
Gain or loss?
Which is more painful?
He who is attached to things will suffer much.
He who saves will suffer heavy loss.
He who knows when to stop,
does not find himself in trouble.
He will stay forever safe.”
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – Verse 8
“The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It flows to low places loathed by all men.
Therefore, it is like the Tao.
Live in accordance with the nature of things.
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
In speech, be true.
In ruling be just.
In action, watch the timing
No fight: No blame
One who lives in accordance with nature
does not go against the way of things.
He moves in harmony with the present moment,
always knowing the truth of just what to do.”
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – Verse 11
“We mold clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that makes the vessel useful.”
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – Verse 1
“The Tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.”
I hope you enjoy these bits of wisdom as much as we do!