a reply to: Argentbenign
Apart from suffering, can you know bliss in its final state? Apart from ignorance, would you value true knowledge? Apart from the journey into
relative division, can you gain absolute wisdom? Apart from necessity, can you gain strength?
Tao Te Ching Chapter 2
As soon as beauty is known by the world as beautiful, it becomes ugly.
As soon as virtue is being known as something good, it becomes evil.
Therefore being and non-being give birth to each other.
Difficult and easy accomplish each other.
Long and short form each other.
High and low distinguish each other.
Sound and tone harmonize each other
Before and after follow each other as a sequence.
Realizing this, the saint performs effortlessly according to the natural Way without personal
desire, and practices the wordless teaching thru one’s deeds.
The saint inspires the vitality of all lives, without holding back.
He nurtures all beings with no wish to take possession of.
He devotes all his energy but has no intention to hold on to the merit.
When success is achieved, he seeks no recognition.
Because he does not claim for the credit, hence shall not lose it.
edit on 27-2-2017 by DayAfterTomorrow because: (no reason given)