Divine TaoThere are 37 Tao Poems and 44 Te Poems
New Thought Te 66 - explores the nature of the flow of energy, the importance of caring and acceptance
Tao # 66 / Position
how did they get names
such as these
rivers pay tribute to them
the streams are their tributaries
waters fall from the mountains
rush through the valleys
and always wind up at the foot of the sea
paying homage to their strength
encourages the people
by reminding them of their greatness
guiding the people
because only in this way
can we truly
the people recognize the leader's heart
and therefore it is a forgone conclusion
that the caring Sage will be their leader
Victory is assured not through resistance
but through acceptance
the Sage accepts all as they are
and through unconditional compassion
he is irresistable and undefeatable
- What is a tributary?
- What is tribute?
- What are the different meanings of "to pay tribute"?
- Why do the people prefer a caring sage?
- Why is victory assured through acceptance?
- Why does the Sage accept all as they are?