Friday, February 19, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 27-4 Bars nor bolts
Good shutting doesn't need either bars nor bolts, but no one can open it. (Ch.27)
The best defense is no defense.
Don't try to protect anything.
Protecting something is the best way to lose it.
Chuang Tzu, a distant disciple of Lao Tzu, says in his book:
"Although you hide your boat in a valley and the nets in a swamp, a powerful man may steal them and run away". (The 6th chapter in Inner Chapters, «Chuang Tzu»)
If a thing is supposed to stay with you, it will be there.
If not, let it go.
-No traces 27-1
-Good speech 27-2
-Counting sticks 27-3
-Bars nor bolts 27-4
-Strings nor cords 27-5
-Things = Prayers 27-7
-Enter enlightenment 27-8
-No good man 27-9
-No bad man 27-10
-Lost completely 27-11
-Profound truth 27-12
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 27
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