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Judgement and Criticism

When a country obtains great power, it becomes like the sea: all streams run downward into it. The more powerful it grows, the greater the need for humility. Humility means trusting the Tao, thus never needing to be defensive. A … Continue reading

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Watch, Wait, Prayer

When taxes are too high, people go hungry. When the government is too intrusive, people lose their spirit. Act for the people’s benefit. Trust them; leave them alone. Tao Te Ching v75 Good Judgment With confidence and clarity, I use … Continue reading

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Look Inside Your Heart

My teachings are easy to understand and easy to put into practice. Yet your intellect will never grasp them, and if you try to practice them, you’ll fail. My teachings are older than the world. How can you grasp their … Continue reading

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Many Colored Stones

This is a story . . . of a man who dreamed that he had been called before the judgment of heaven. A wagon arrived filled with white rocks, which the angels placed on a large scale. “These represent the … Continue reading

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Clearing The Debris

When they lose their sense of awe, people turn to religion. When they no longer trust themselves, they begin to depend upon authority. Therefore the Master steps back so that people won’t be confused. He teaches without a teaching, so … Continue reading

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I Am Never Upset For The Reason I Think

The best athlete wants his opponent at his best. The best general enters the mind of his enemy. The best businessman serves the communal good. The best leader follows the will of the people. All of them embody the virtue … Continue reading

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Inner Peace

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. Chase after money and security and your heart will never unclench. Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Do … Continue reading

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