81 Chapter Translations & Interpretations

Chapter 41 – Tao is always becoming what we have need for it to become


When the best seeker hears of Tao he strives with great effort to know it
When an average seeker hears of Tao he thinks of it now and again
When the poorest seeker hears of Tao he laughs out loud

Tao is always becoming what we have need for it to become
If it could not do this it would not be Tao

There is an old saying,
The clear way seems clouded
The straight way seems crooked
The sure way seems unsteady
The greatest power seems weak
The purest white seems tainted
The abundant seems empty
The stable seems shaky
The certain seems false
The Great Square has no corners
The Great Vessel is never filled

A beginner may be clumsy but after practice – what talent!
A large drum may sit silently but when banged – what noise!
Tao lies hidden yet it alone is the glorious light of this world


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One Response to “Chapter 41 – Tao is always becoming what we have need for it to become”

  1. Katherine says:

    If you switch your finilg it goes for all creditors in the proceeding not just one in particular. The other answer is incorrect, a chapter 13 saves the house, the chapter7 is the one that a house will become disposable property if the mtg is behind and the creditor files for relief.

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