Tao in Action

Good conduct leaves behind no traces.
Good words afford no room for criticism.
Good mathematicians require no abacus.
Good doors need no bolts, and are not easily opened.
Good teacher do not need anything to bind their students to them. (more…)

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When I was fifteen, I set my mind on learning, at thirty, I held on firmly to what I’ve learned.

At forty, I knew all about managing affairs and understanding truth.

At fifty, I realized that Heaven had its own will. I blamed neither Heaven nor man.

At sixty, I could tell whether  a man was telling the truth and judge his character by listening to his speech.

At seventy, I could follow my heart’s wishes and not make mistakes.

Published in: on May 15, 2009 at 1:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Function of Keeping Low

The sea can become the king of hundred streams, making them flow into it because it manages to stay in a lower position.

So if the sage wants to be the leader of the people, he must be most humble towards them. To set good example, he must put the welfare of others above self-interest.


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