October 21st, 2016

The Tao Is Tao (173)



                                         The sage in harmony with the Tao
                                                             is invisible
                                                    in a world of greed,
                                          and of total insignificance among
                                              those hungering for power.

                                                  The man of ambition
                                        cannot else but look down in scorn
                                          on the humble man close to Tao.
                                                    for his aimlessness
                                                              is folly
                                                to those with an agenda.

                                                       The Taoist sage
                                                        ignores power
                                                  and does not complain
                                             when he has to pay the price
                                                         for emptiness.

                                                                            -- Jos Stabbert