Tao 23

To speak constantly is unnatural.

Rains fall and sun shines,
but neither can last forever.

Let us learn from this.

To be whole is to:
Be at one with the movements of Tao.
Be at one with gain.
Be at one with loss.

Accept and be accepted.


All 81 chapters of our version of the Tao Te Ching are available online for free here. If you are so inclined, an updated version of our translation is available as an e-book, here.

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2 Responses to “Tao 23”
  1. Tim Lundmark says:

    This is a very beautiful rendition of this verse. I think in its simplicity it portrays the meaning better than mine. I find better understanding.

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