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4. Lao-tzu said: ...
The Way molds myriad beings but is ever formless. Silent and unmoving, it totally comprehends the undifferentiated unknown. No Vastness is great enought to be outside it, no minuteness is small enough to be inside it. It has no house but gives birth to all the names of the existent and nonexistent.

Real people embody this through open emptiness, even easiness, clear cleanness, flexible yielding, unadulterated purity, and plain simplicity, not getting mixed up in things. Their perfect virtue is the Way of heaven and earth, so they are called real people.

Real people know how to deem the self great and the world small, the esteem self-government and disdain governing others. They do not let things disturb their harmony, they do not let desires derange their feelings. Concealing their names, they hide when the Way is in effect and appear when it is not. The act without contrivance, work without striving, and know without intellectualizing.

The Wen-Tzu, trans. Thomas Cleary

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Dec 2nd, 2017 at 03:34:37 PM EST
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