May 21st, 2012

goban

9

Better to stop short than fill to the brim.
Oversharpen the blade, and the edge will soon blunt.
Amass a store of gold and jade, and no one can protect it.
Claim wealth and titles, and disaster will follow.
Retire when the work is done.
This is the way of heaven.
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If you drink too much, you get drunk.
The engine won't start
if you're always tinkering with it.

If you hoard wealth,
you fall into its clutches.
If you crave success,
hyou succumb to failure.

Do what you have to do,
then walk away.
Anything else will drive you nuts.
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The first version is from the Fortune files. The second version is the Beatrice Tao.

Daily Tao - November 2nd, 2004 Help!

I would like to be able to identify this version
Transladaptator? Date? Copyright?, etc.
Any information will be appreciated.
Thanks, Bobby

The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
is not the eternal name.

The unnameable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.

Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the
manifestations.

Yet mystery and manifestations
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.

Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.

Daily Tao - November 2nd, 2004