Saturday, July 09, 2016

To see the small is called discernment; To hold fast to the submissive is called strength. - Lao Tzu #QotD

Block the openings,
Shut the doors,
And all your life you will not run dry.
Unblock the openings,
Add to your troubles,
And to the end of your days you will be beyond salvation.

To see the small is called discernment;
To hold fast to the submissive is called strength.
Use the light
But give up the discernment.
Bring not misfortune upon yourself.
This is know as following the constant.
- Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, 2.LII.119-119a

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Image at right is from the Chenghuangmiao Temple (City God Temple, a Daoist temple) in the "Water Town" of Zhujiajiao (now a suburb of Shanghai, about an hour -- without traffic -- from dowtown).

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