Tao Te Ching 2: FORTY-EIGHT

Hello my students. It’s me, Lao Tzu. Though it has been many years since I have updated my classic work the Tao Te Ching, it is time for me to write a new version for our modern times. 

In the coming weeks I will be rewriting and releasing all 81 sections. 

Please pay careful attention to these lessons to put yourself in a frame of mind to understand. Also, remember not to put your green tea next to your computer keyboard. I just spilled mine and now some of the buttons don’t work.  -Lao Tzu

 

 

卌八

FORTY-EIGHT

In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.

In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.

Less and less is done

Until non-action is achieved.

When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.

When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.

 The world is ruled by letting things take their course.

It cannot be ruled by interfering.

 So the answer is no. I will not be washing the dirty dishes.

(see original text for chapter 48)

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