February 12th, 2012

72. Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching Translation

72. LOVING THE SELF

The sage retains a sense of awe, and of propriety.
He does not intrude into others' homes;
does not harass them,
nor interfere without request,
unless they damage others.
So it is that they return to him.
'Though the sage knows himself
he makes no show of it;
he has self-respect, but is not arrogant,
for he develops the ability to let go of that
which he no longer needs.


Taoism - Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching - Translation