Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #39 - Unity
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Tao Te #39 ~ Unity
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Springing forth from DivineUnity

in the ancient days of yore
the skys were clear and the air was pure
The buffalo filled the plains
the only sugar was in the cane
there were no rabbits in the south seas
no killer bees
no broken words, nor treaties

Rivers were filled with Salmon
Spring fields were visited by Kore
Summer maidens married under the raw Sun
and gave birth to the quivering Taneore

The Ancients aware of their DivineUnity
did not take more than enough for their communities
there was no striving for limitless growth
they valued the ocean and the earth
Leaders were like mighty trees
having names like Te Whiti
They spoke deep truth. They were mighty
they understood the way of harmony

When the people are unaware of DivineUnity
they choose shrubs and bushes instead of trees
are led into conflict and brought to their knees
by endless war and a lack of peace

in the absence of the way
the children cease to play
The earth heats up and the glaciers melt
the people forget the ways of the Kelt
Instead of valuing the sacred grove
they pillage the streams in search of gold
fertility fades away from the land
as they misinterpret the bible and koran

The greatest leaders
are the bodhisattvas of the earth
for they know that true power
is to lead with work
knowing that humility
is the root of great nobility
they are unafraid to toil with their hands
learn the ways of the land
to dig the ditches
and lay the foundations
to throw the switches
and serve the nation

thus the whole is more
than the sum of its parts
and it is wise to learn
how to fix your own car
learning the principles
that govern each thing
just as in the chorus
each voice must sing
in tune with the other
reach out to your sister
and lift up your brother

learn to value the old cloak
to dress inconspicuously
find the delight in the basic rock
do not wave about the Pounamu Mere
it is better to learn and live the Way
than to wear things of gold or wave things of jade

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

What can this teach us?


How does this Tao express humility, wisdom and knowledge

Who is Te Whiti,

How do you feel it is better to learn and live the way than to wear gold

What happens in the absence of this way

 

 
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