the highest good

I’m reposting this translation of a stanza from the Tao that was sent to me by Panhala Poetry. It is solid life advice:

The highest good is like water.
Water gives life to the ten thousand things and does not strive. 
It flows in places men reject and so is like the Tao.
 
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart. 
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind. 
In speech, be true. 
In ruling, be just. 
In business, be competent. 
In action, watch the timing.
 
–Tao Te Ching
(Translation by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English)
 water rushing over rocks
 

5 Comments

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5 responses to “the highest good

  1. Malika Walker

    Thank you dear one….

  2. William Collinge, PhD

    Wonderful! Love, William

  3. rabi'a neeno

    So glad to hear from you again! Have missed your blogs & you!

  4. Mary Ann

    That was lovely–thank you for posting it.

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