Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Verse 79


"To err is human, to forgive is divine."

"To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you."

"Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness."

"Failure is an opportunity.
If you blame someone else
there is no end to the blame.

Therefore the Master
fulfills her own obligations
and corrects her own mistakes.
She does what she needs to do
and demands nothing of others."

Monday, March 12, 2012

49th Verse -- Kindness

When others are Kind to me,
I am Kind to them.
When others are unkind to me,
I am Kind to them.
Because, Kindness is my essential nature.

"The Master has no mind of her own.
She works with the mind of the people.

She is good to people who are good.
She is also good to people who aren't good.
This is true goodness.

She trusts people who are trustworthy.
She also trusts people who aren't trustworthy.
This is true trust.

The Master's mind is like space.
People don't understand her.
They look to her and wait.
She treats them like her own children."

Tao Te Ching