What Is Soft Is Strong

Sep 23, 2017 | Tao du Jour

“Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water.
Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better;
It has no equal.

The weak can overcome the strong;
The supple can overcome the stiff.

Under heaven everyone knows this,
Yet no one puts it into practice.

(Photos courtesy of Pixabay)

Therefore the Master says:
“Only he who is the lowest servant of the kingdom,
is worthy to become its ruler.
He who is willing to tackle the most unpleasant tasks,
is the best ruler in the world.”

The truth often seems paradoxical.”

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, Chapter 78, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 5 translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English; paragraph 4 translated by J.H. McDonald

What Is Soft Is Strong

Sep 23, 2017 | Tao du Jour

What Is Soft Is Strong

“Under heaven nothing is more soft and yielding than water.
Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better;
It has no equal.

The weak can overcome the strong;
The supple can overcome the stiff.

Under heaven everyone knows this,
Yet no one puts it into practice.

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)

Therefore the Master says:
“Only he who is the lowest servant of the kingdom,
is worthy to become its ruler.
He who is willing to tackle the most unpleasant tasks,
is the best ruler in the world.”

The truth often seems paradoxical.”

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, Chapter 78, paragraphs 1, 2, 3, and 5 translated by Gia-Fu Feng and Jane English; paragraph 4 translated by J.H. McDonald

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