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Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 23

To talk little is natural.
High winds do not last all morning.
Heavy rain does not last all day.
Why is this? Heaven and earth!
If heaven and earth cannot make things eternal,
How is it possible for man?

He who follows the Tao
is at one with the Tao.
He is virtuous
Experiences Virtue.
He who loses the way
Feels lost.
When you are at one with the Tao,
The Tao welcomes you.
When you are one with Virtue,
The Virtue is always there.
When you are at with loss,
The loss is experienced willingly.

He who does not trust enough
Will not be trusted.


(translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English)


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