Quotes from the Tao Te Ching #2


#67 Three Treasures:

I have three treasures,

I keep and treasure them.

The first, mercy,

the second, moderation,

 the third, modesty.

If you’re merciful you can be brave,

If you’re moderate you can be generous,

and if you don’t presume to lead

you can lead the high and mighty.


But to be brave without compassion,

generous without self-restraint,

or to take the lead,

is fatal.


Compassion wins the battle

and holds the fort;

it is the bulwark 

set around those that heaven helps.


Question: How will we plant the seeds in order to harvest treasures in ourselves and others?

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