Sunday, April 30, 2017

a few daoist proverbs

To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders.

Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone.

Try to change it and you will ruin it. Try to hold it and you will lose it.


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.

To see things in the seed, that is genius.

Everything has what is innate, everything has what is necessary.

A path is made by walking on it.

To have a human form is a joyful thing.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.

The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

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