Tuesday, July 05, 2016

The myriad creatures carry on their backs the yin and embrace in their arms the yang - Lao Tzu #qotd

Yin/Yang. Shanghai sidewalk
The way begets one; one begets two; two begets three; three begets the myriad creatures.

The myriad creatures carry on their backs the yin and embrace in their arms the yang and are the blending of the generative forces of the two.

There are no words which men detest more than "solitary", "desolate", and "hapless", yet lords and princes use these to refer to themselves.

Thus a thing is sometimes added to by being diminished and diminished by being added to.

- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching. 2.XLII.93-96

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