Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Tao Te Ching Chapter 36-3 Decline = Prosperity
If you want to make something go down, you must have it flourish for a while. (Ch.36)
Decline is prosperity.
Up = Down
They are the same thing.
Those two opposing elements are exactly like both sides of a coin.
It is like favour and disgrace, which we have discussed in Chapter 13.
Ups and downs exist in order to stimulate you.
You accept ups with joy and emit more of the fundamental energy Tao.
You accept downs, saying:
"Thank you, my dear hard time. I know why you are here. You are asking me to send more love".
-Stretch = Shrink 36-1
-Weak = Strong 36-2
-Decline = Prosperity 36-3
-Give = Take 36-4
-Mini enlightenment 36-5
-Soft Tao 36-6
-Fish and Water 36-7
-Useful tool 36-8
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 36
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