Less Is More (Poem By Lao Tzu)

Posted by Harpreet Sandhu on Jul 30, 2015
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Xiao was very kind to share the beautiful poem by Lao Tzu, that she shared in the circle yesterday. Here it is, for all to enjoy:

"In the pursuit of knowledge,
every day something is added.
In the practice of the Tao,
every day something is dropped.
Less and less do you need to force things,
until finally you arrive at non-action.
When nothing is done,
nothing is left undone."

"The supreme good is like water,
which nourishes all things without trying to.
It is content with the low places that people disdain.
Thus it is like the Tao."

"The Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
This is why it lasts forever."

"Practice not-doing,
and everything will fall into place."

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