January 20th, 2012

49. Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching Translation

49. THE VIRTUE OF RECEPTIVITY

The sage is not mindful for himself,
but is receptive to others' needs.
Knowing that virtue requires great faith,
he has that faith, and is good to all;
irrespective of others' deeds,
he treats them according to their needs.
He has humility and is shy,
thus confusing other men.
They see him as they might a child,
and sometimes listen to his words.

Taoism - Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching - Translation