Monday, December 16, 2013

Inspired by Tao Te Ching - chapter 33

道德經 33章


My translation of chapter 33 of Tao Te Ching:

Knowing others is intelligent
Knowing yourself is wise
Controlling others is strong
Controlling yourself is powerful

Contentedness is rich
Perseverance is determination
Integrity lasts long
Spiritual legacy begets immortality

Paul's comment: Improve yourself rather than try to change others. Set good examples rather than use carrot and stick. Accept rather than reject. Respect rather than suppress. Show compassion rather than voice complaint. Cooperate instead of compete. Spiritually rich is better than wealthy.

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