by Lao Tze
Printed in 1891 Tao Teh King (Tao Te Ching): Sacred Books of the East Vol. 39
1. Abstaining from speech marks him who is obeying the spontaneity
of his nature. A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a
sudden rain does not last for the whole day. To whom is it that these
(two) things are owing? To Heaven and Earth. If Heaven and Earth
cannot make such (spasmodic) actings last long, how much less can man!
2. Therefore when one is making the Tao his business, those who are
3. Hence, those with whom he agrees as to the Tao have the happiness
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