March 7th, 2013

goban

56

Those who know do not talk.
Those who talk do not know.

Keep your mouth closed.
Guard your senses.
Temper your sharpness.
Simplify your problems.
Mask your brightness.
Be at one with the dust of the Earth.
This is primal union.

He who has achieved this state
Is unconcerned with friends and enemies,
With good and harm, with honor and disgrace.
This therefore is the highest state of man.
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Those who know, don't talk.
Those who talk, don't know.

Shut your mouth.
Be still. Relax.
Let go of your worries.
Stay out of the spotlight.
Be at one with the world
and get right with Tao.

If you get right with Tao,
you won't be worried
about praise or scorn,
about winning or losing,
about honor or disgrace.
That's the way to be.
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The first version is from the Fortune files. The second version is the Beatrice Tao.

Chapter 56

56.1 Those who know do not say;
       those who say do not know.
56.2 Close the senses,
       shut the doors;
       blunt the sharpness,
       resolve the complications;
       harmonize the light,
       assimilate to the world.
       This is called the mysterious sameness.
56.3 It cannot be made familiar,
       yet cannot be estranged;
       it cannot be profited,
       yet cannot be harmed;
       it cannot be valued,
       yet cannot be demeaned.
       Therefore it is precious for the world.

Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation

Chapter 56

56.1 Those who know do not say;
those who say do not know.
56.2 Close the senses,
shut the doors;
blunt the sharpness,
resolve the complications;
harmonize the light,
assimilate to the world.
This is called the mysterious sameness.
56.3 It cannot be made familiar,
yet cannot be estranged;
it cannot be profited,
yet cannot be harmed;
it cannot be valued,
yet cannot be demeaned.
Therefore it is precious for the world.


Tao Teh Ching - Cleary Translation