Why am I alone
when they cheer?
Why do I always see
-- Jos Stabbert.
IMO, Thia versae, like chapter 20 of the TTC seems wrong to me. I struggle with it within my overallunderstanding of Taoist philosophy.. The uncompassionate source of compassion i can almost accept. But here it is the Taoist sage who cannot relate to others. My only entry into Chapter 20 (and this verse is through my autism. I want to be able to share the honest, simple joy of other people. Jou is a "treasure" like mercy, moderation, and humility. The Tao of my understanding
brings people together, it does not push them apart. How can the sage be compassionate without drawing close to others?
It is only when people love what they should avoid or hate what they should love, that i should want to distance myself from them, and then only because i worry that my love is weaker than their hate and i fear being drawn into it.
I know i am missing something here, but i don't know what.