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Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu - chapter 62

Tao is the source of the ten thousand things.
It is the treasure of the good man, and the refuge of the bad.
Sweeet words can buy honour;
Good deeds can gain respect.
If a man is bad, do not abandon him.
Therefore on the day the emperor is crowned,
Or the three officers of state installed,
Do not send a gift of jade and a team of four horses,
But remain still and offered the Tao.
Why does everyone like the Tao so much at first?
Isn't it because you find what you seek and are forgiven when you sin?
Therefore this is the greatest treasure of the universe.


(translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English)


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