tao te ching

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching

We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Kim

A Quote by Lao Tzu on wisdom, knowledge, philosophy, tao te ching, and lao tse

Being satisfied with little, you can gain much. Seeking much you will go astray. The wise heeds this precept. If it could be so with all people!

The wise trusts not only to his physical eyes — thus he can see clearly.

The wise does not think that only he is right —thus he knows the truth.

He does not seek glory — yet people respect him.

He does not seek power — yet people follow him.

He does not struggle with anyone — thus no one can vanquish him.

He does not feel pity for himself — thus he can successfully develop.

Only he who does not seek to be ahead of others is capable of living in harmony with everyone.

The wise cares about everyone, and he becomes an example to all.

He does not praise himself — yet he is respectable.

He does not elevate himself — yet he is esteemed by others.

In ancient times, people said that imperfect moves to becoming perfect. Are these words vain? No! Truly, by gaining Unity you come to Perfection!

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Lao Tse. Tao Te Ching, Pages: 16 [Vladimir Antonov trans.]

Contributed by: Spiritual Heart

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching, dao, eternal tao, nameless name, origin, source, mystery of mysteries, door of all essence, and the mother of all things

Tao can be talked about, but not the Eternal Tao.
Names can be named, but not the Eternal Name.
As the origin of heaven-and-earth, it is nameless:
As "the Mother" of all things, it is nameable.
So, as ever hidden, we should look at its inner aspects.
As always manifest, we should look at its outer aspects.
These two flow from the same source,
though differently named;
And both are called mysteries.
The Mystery of mysteries is the Door of all essence.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Teh Ching, Chapter 1, trans. by John C. H. Wu, Shambhala, Boston & London c. 1990

Contributed by: Quiche

A Quote by Lao Tzu on chapter 56, lao tzu, and tao te ching

Those who know don't talk.
Those who talk don't know.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Contributed by: [ candiland ]

A Quote by Timothy H. Warneka on integral leadership, integral, leadership, tao, tao te ching, lao tzu, and flatland

 

FIFTEEN


Leaders of tomorrow-if they are to be at all-will be subtle, embodied & responsive.

Their leadership knowledge beyond measure.

Because it is beyond measure, all we can do

Is describe their behavior.

Connected in relationship to all things

Yet standing alone.

Exploring the depths of the outer

While plumbing the space of the inner

Until outer and inner become one.

Far beyond flatland.

Timothy Warneka

Source: The Way of Leading People: Unlocking Your Integral Leadership Skills with the Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Transfinite Turtles

A Quote by Timothy H. Warneka on leading people, lead, leadership, integral leadership, tao, tao te ching, lao tzu, chinese philosophy, eastern philosophy, asian philosophy, and taoism

 

ONE


Leadership that can be fully explained is never True Leadership.

An element of mystery must remain.

Methods of Leading People that can be completely understood

are not the eternal Way of Leading People.

"Wordless" is the beginning & end of True Leadership.

Leadership begins with words.

The door to endless mystery.

Timothy Warneka

Source: The Way of Leading People: Unlocking Your Integral Leadership Skills with the Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Transfinite Turtles

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching and lao tzu

If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. If you want to take something, you must first allow it to be given. This is called the subtler perception of the way things are. The soft overcomes the hard. The slow overcomes the fast. Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Interiors For Healing

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching, lao tzu, wu wei wu, and effortless action

A good athlete can enter a state of body-awareness in which the right stroke or the right movement happens by itself, effortlessly, without any interference of the conscious will. This is a paradigm for non-action: the purest and most effective form of action. The game plays the game; the poem writes the poem; we can't tell the dancer from the dance. It happens when we trust the intelligence of the universe in the same way that an athlete or a dancer trusts the superior intelligence of the body.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Interiors For Healing

A Quote by Lao Tzu on tao te ching, lao tzu, integral, and tao

Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation. . . . The Tao is clear and simple, and it doesn't avoid the world.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: Interiors For Healing

A Quote by Lao Tzu on lao tzu, tao te ching, and lao tzu tao te ching

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. 

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

Contributed by: The Grand Abbot

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