Friday, March 30, 2012

Verse 63 of the Tao Te Ching

Act without doing;
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.

The Master never reaches for the great;
thus she achieves greatness.
When she runs into a difficulty,
she stops and gives herself to it.
She doesn't cling to her own effort;
thus problems are no problem for her.

(translated by Stephen Mitchell)

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