Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #5 - Impartial
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Tao #5 ~ Impartial
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Nature is impartial, taking no sides
rain falls in all fields and tides rise
regardless of who stands upon the shore

The Wise One is also impartial
meting out justice without regard
for the particular head upon which it falls

Space between extremes is a vast bellows
remains the same yet moves
expanding with each movement
changing with each moment
inhalation complements exhalation
they need each other for production

the wise do not seek to resolve
through the creation of more Laws
but rather hold to the center
and maintain justice in balance

Knowing that words can complicate
the wise keep their thoughts to themselves

Tao #5 audio



What can this teach us?


How is nature impartial?

Is nature fair?

Why would the Wise One be impartial?

What would it mean if the Wise One was partial?

What is a bellows?

How does it remain the same yet move?

How does inhalation complement exhalation?

Why do they need each other for production?

Why do the wise hold to the center?

Why is it wise to keep one's thoughts to oneself?

 

 
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