By Rodney Ohebsion
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With a repeated accumulation of virtue, there will be a natural control. Where there is natural control, we know not of its limit. And when one knows not of the limit, then the kingdom is grasped. (59) Act without acting; conduct affairs without troubling; taste the flavorless; consider the greatness in the small… Anticipate difficult things while they are still easy; do easy things before they become difficult. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small.
When you avoid getting caught up in names, this brings security. Everything in the universe leads to Tao just like various waters flow into the great seas. (32) He who knows others is perceptive; he who knows himself is supremely wise [/ enlightened]. He who masters others is strong; he who masters himself is supremely powerful. (33) … The use of it [Tao] is inexhaustible (35) The master abides in the substance, and not the surface. She dwells in the fruit [Tao], and not the flower. Not taking one, she chooses the other.
Lieh Tzu Passages Note: These are a clarified adaptation of the Lionel Giles translation. Suspicious A man could not find his axe, and suspected that his neighbor’s son stole it. As the man inspected the boy’s demeanor—the way he moved, the look on his face, and the way he spoke—everything seemed to point to the boy’s guilt. The man was convinced that the boy stole his axe. However, just hours later, the man was digging in a dell and came across his missing axe. The next day, he looked at his neighbor’s son again.
A Collection of Wisdom by Rodney Ohebsion