Tao Te Ching - Dao ~ Tao #77 - Balance
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Tao Te #77 ~ Balance

The Way of DivineUnity
is comparable to Odysseus
stringing his bow

The string moves from the center
the low becomes high
the high becomes low

the string that is too tight will break
the string that is too loose will not play
so for goodness sake
tune your instrument, practice and pray
when you are doing well be wise
donate to those with hungry eyes

The universe seeks equilibrium
in all things from top to bottom

The control freaks on wallstreet
love to rob mainstreet
and when they cause misery
they just laugh and say nothing comes free
these are not people living within DivineUnity

They are the ones who use force to keep order
they don't mind shattering homes
they don't believe in good borders
these are not people living within DivineUnity

they send prayers to the god of wealth
and keep family religion on the shelf
and if the time comes they must shatter your life
they don't mind killing your kids or raping your wife
these are not people living within DivineUnity

they don't mind smashing society
because they don't live in DivineUnity

they live as they do to gain more
to get more, to do more to grab more
even if they turn their daughters into whores

so it is best not to take from
those who have less
otherwise you may find a noose
around your neck

the way of DivineUnity
is the way of prosperity
This means to show humility
and be unafraid of charity

it means to protect the weak
and not be greedy
to educate the deserving
and give to the needy

The Sage does not need credit
for his accomplishments
The Sage takes action
and finds satisfaction
without laying claim to any faction
This should answer the question

who has enough to give to the world?

 


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

What can this teach us?


Who is Odysseus?

What is the signifcance of him stringing his bow?

Where does the phrase:
"the string that is too tight will break
the string that is too loose will not play"
come from?

Why should we protect the weak and not the greedy?

Why is it that "the sage does not need credit"?

 

 
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