#33* Knowing others: lucidity. Knowing self: brilliance.† Defeating others: strength. Defeating self: discipline. Contentedness: wealth. Perseverance: will. Never losing self: endurance. Dead yet unforgotten: longevity.
#31* Powerful weapon: inauspicious instrument. The person on the Way disapproves of such instruments. Such are disgusting. The worthy person in daily life respects the
#30* The minister who relies on the DAO never threatens all under heaven with violence. Surely such an action must lead to retaliation. Wherever troops
#29* Desiring to possess all under heaven by force I think this never works. All under heaven is sacred. It cannot be taken over by
The translation of Daodejing proceeds apace. Dear Wenlong works harder than ever to help me understand the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of Laozi. The term
#26* Heaven is the root of lightness. Tranquility masters recklessness. Therefore the Sage travels all day careful to abandon nothing. Even in the face of