Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tao te Ching # 50: No Illusions

The Master gives himself up
to whatever the moment brings.
He knows that he is going to die,
and has nothing left to hold on to:
no illusions in his mind,
no resistences in his body.
He doesn't think about his actions;
they flow from the core of his being.
He holds nothing back from life;
therefore he is ready for death,
as a man is ready for sleep
after a good day's work.

Tao te Ching
'The Book of the Way'

translated by Stephen Mitchell

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