Happy New Year!!!
May your 2019 be the best year yet!
Welcome to this week's Tao Te Ching verse. See here for what this is all about.
- Verse 33
- Knowing others is intelligence;
- knowing yourself is true wisdom.
- Mastering others is strength;
- mastering yourself is true power.
- If you realize that you have enough,
- you are truly rich.
- if you stay in the center
- and embrace death with your whole heart,
- you will endure forever.
Actually, as I thought more about this I realized that what I am doing is not really proper and is a probably a copyright violation. So I will no longer be posting these after today. While I certainly don't want to take money away from Stephen Mitchell particularly since this translation is so well done. However, it is such a shame that so much modern day knowledge and wealth is only available for sale; that we make everything about business and making money. It is a shame that a spiritual guide as ancient as the Tao Te Ching is hidden behind a copyright. Yes, I get that Stephen Mitchell's translation of it is fantastic and he deserves to be well compensated for it. Absolutely. But for 70-120 years? Seriously? But I won't go into my "we have bastardized the purpose and intent of copyrights" rant