Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #26 - Centered
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Tao #26 ~ Centered
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Heavy is the root of light
the faster we go,
we slow down time
standing still
we are the masters of speed

Thus the wise travel
all day without leaving their vehicles
the scenery is accepted
without undue excitement

How could a commander
separate from the troops
or value his life above the country's well being?

trivial pursuits destroy good roots
haste makes waste and loses control


Let us find the shades of grey and allow the light to shine today!

What can this teach us?


How can we be masters of speed by standing still?

How is the idea that the faster we go, we slow down time expressed in mathematics?

Who articulated this idea and what is the idea called?

Why is it important for a commander not to separate from his troops?

Why is important for a leader to put his country before himself?

What does "haste makes waste" mean?

 

 
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