Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #45 - Setting Standards
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Tao Te #45 ~ Setting Standards
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Wholeness can seem inadequate
yet use will never destroy it
Great-fullness seems empty;
yet its use is never exhausted.

temple pillars are tilted in order to look straight
the most rugged cowboy can turn out to be gay

the esteemed doctor can look like a fool
playing the idiot by acting cool

Great skill can appear inept
eloquence inarticulate

but movement conquers cold
and stillness overcomes heat

while serenity and tranquility
set the standard for the world.




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

What can this teach us?


How is this Tao about setting standards?

What is significance of the play on words with "Great-fullness"?

What does temple pillars are tilted in order to look straight refer to?

What does "the most rugged cowboy can turn out to be gay" mean with regard to appearances?

How does movement conquer cold?

Why are serenity and tranquility important?

 

 
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