January 6th, 2012

35. Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching Translation

35. THE BENEVOLENT HOST

The wise man acts at one with the Tao,
for he knows it is here that peace is found.
It is for this reason that he is sought.
Whilst guests enjoy good music and food,
as these are supplied by a benevolent host,
a description of Tao seems without form,
for it cannot be heard and cannot be seen.
But when the music and food are all ended,
the taste of the Tao still remains.

Taoism - Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching - Translation