Category Archives: States of Our Unions

Force and Counter-force

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter 30 Whoever relies on the Tao in governing men doesn’t try to force issues or defeat enemies by force of arms. For every force there is a counterforce. Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds … Continue reading

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Love Prevails

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter 28 Know the male, yet keep to the female: receive the world in your arms. If you receive the world, the Tao will never leave you and you will be like a little child. … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson (born April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, Virginia; died July 4, 1826, Monticello) was an author of the Declaration of Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, third president of the United States, and founder of the … Continue reading

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Because he doesn’t display himself . . .

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter Twenty-Two If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself be empty. If you want … Continue reading

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The Surreal Parade

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter Twenty Stop thinking, and end your problems. What difference between yes and no? What difference between success and failure? Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous! Other people are … Continue reading

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Stay at the Center

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter Nineteen Throw away holiness and wisdom, and people will be a hundred times happier. Throw away morality and justice, and people will do the right thing. Throw away industry and profit, and there won’t … Continue reading

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What If and When

Introduction Tao Te Ching – Chapter Eighteen When the great Tao is forgotten, goodness and piety appear. When the body’s intelligence declines, cleverness and knowledge step forth. When there is no peace in the family, filial piety begins. When the … Continue reading

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