Monday, July 30, 2007

The Book (of the Immanence) of the Way

The Tao never does anything,
yet through it all things are done.

If powerful men and women
could remain centered in the Tao,
the whole world would be transformed
by iself, in its natural rhythms.
People would be content
with their simple, everyday lives,
in harmony, and free of desire.

When there is no desire,
all things are at peace.

Tao Te Ching
by Lao-tzu
(trans. Stephen Mitchell)

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