Category Archives: Tao

Laozi, Chapter 19

Daodejing — The Classic About Ways and Instances Translated by William P. Coleman If holiness disappears and wisdom is thrown away, then people benefit a hundred ways. If benevolence disappears and righteousness is thrown away, then people return to filial … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 18

Daodejing — The Classic About Ways and Instances Translated by William P. Coleman After the great way had been forgotten, there was benevolence and rectitude. Intelligence and knowledge appeared, and there was great falseness. The six relationships fell out of harmony, … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 17

Tao Te Ching — The Classic about Ways And Instances Lao Tzu (Translated, with comments, by William P. Coleman) Chapter 17 The best ruler? His people know he exists. The next best? They love and praise him. The next, they … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 16

Tao Te Ching — The Classic about Ways And Instances Lao Tzu (Translated, with comments, by William P. Coleman) Chapter 16 Reach to the farthest end of emptiness; maintain unmoving stillness. If I look at many things as combined, then … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 15

Tao Te Ching — The Classic about Ways And Instances Lao Tzu (Translated, with comments, by William P. Coleman) Chapter 15 Of old, those who were skilled at being were masters. They were subtle and could penetrate deeply into natures; … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 14

Tao Te Ching — The Classic about Ways And Instances Lao Tzu (Translated, with comments, by William P. Coleman) Chapter 14 We look at it and can’t see its name, so we say it’s invisible. We listen to it and … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu, Chapter 13

Tao Te Ching — The Classic about Ways And Instances Lao Tzu (Translated, with comments, by William P. Coleman) Chapter 13 Honored, we fear dishonor. Highly esteemed, misfortune becomes inseparable from our selves. What does it mean when I say, … Continue reading

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