Saturday, March 06, 2004

I know, I know, I promised...

Here's something for you fans of Eastern Religions (although it's Taoism, I hope you don't mind).

The Book of Tao, by Laotse

LXXI. The Way of Heaven

True word are not fine-sounding;
Fine-sounding words are not true.
A good man does not argue;
He who argues is not a good man.
The wise one does not know many things;
He who knows many things is not wise.
The Sage does not accumulate (for himself):
He lives for other people,
And grows richer himself;
He gives to other people,
And has greater abundance.
The Tao of Heaven
Blesses, but does not harm.
The Way of the Sage
Accomplishes, but does not contend.

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