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Date Posted: 15:29
Author: Bill - 4 Sep 2001
Subject: Re: Taoist Song
In reply to: Gerti - 30 Aug 2001 's message, "Taoist Song" on 15:28

Great poetry...the best type, easy and full of import; seems the ancient Chinese knew how to convey deep truths enwrapped in pity word pictures.

"Men knowing the way of life
Do without acting,
Effect without enforcing,
Taste without consuming;
'Through the many they find the few,
Through the humble the great;'
They 'respect their foes,'
They 'face the simple fact before it becomes involved. Solve the small problem before it becomes big.'
The most involved fact in the world
Could have been faced when it was simple,
The biggest problem in the world
Could have been solved when it was small.
The simple fact that he finds no problem big
Is a sane man's prime achievement.
If you say yes too quickly
You may have to say no,
If you think things are done too easily
You may find them hard to do:
If you face trouble sanely
It cannot trouble you.

Lao Tze

It's good to see you are posting here. I find it to be open , refreshing for those who don't "fit the mold."

Bill

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  • Re: Taoist Song -- Maria - 7 Sep 2001, 15:30

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