Occupy Blogosphere 4

Tao Te Ching

Excerpt from Chapter 29

Those who wish to take the world and control it
I see that they cannot succeed
The world is a sacred instrument
One cannot control it
The one who controls it will fail
The one who grasps it will lose

Translated by Derek Lin

Source: www.Taoism.net and ‘Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained’, published by SkyLight Paths in 2006.

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13 thoughts on “Occupy Blogosphere 4

  1. What a perfect contribution to the Occupy Blogosphere, Wightrabbit. I love seeing how the wisdom of the ages transcends time and potently pierces our NOW.

    The 1% will have a sharp and exposing spotlight on them when the lawsuit has its day in court. I’m so relieved there are about 136 countries working together to put a stop to the insane control the 1% has had over every aspect of our lives.

    Thank you for “getting it”, Wightrabbit!

    1. Thank you, Amy, I’m trying to keep to the brief! Several years ago my sister-in-law ‘stumbled-upon’ information about the 1% which alarmed and depressed her, as there seemed to be nothing that anyone could do about it. So, when I read the things you’ve written about it and investigated further, I was happy to join in! That 136 countries are also on our ‘side’ is very uplifting!

      1. I first heard about “them” years ago as well and I blew it off as a bunch of conspiracy stuff. Unfortunately too many of us did that – to the benefit and gain of “them”.

        Exposure is our weapon…quietly and powerfully.

  2. Follow its laws Fall for it.
    Lose yourself in its charms.
    Yield ye, it will yield to you,
    Let it win you over, you will win.
    It is your friend,
    You’re not its master.

    1. That’s brilliant, Versa Kay, thank you for all your support! I haven’t heard it before – so please excuse my ignorance. I ‘googled’ it, with no results. Did you write it? If not, could you please tell me where it comes from?

  3. My copy of the Tao te Ching is covered in rich blue silk, with silver writing and is filled with amazing illustrations and photographs to accompany the writing. I love just holding and looking at it, as well as reading the chapters. Chad Hansen’s translations are quite cryptic and copyrighted, so for Occupy Blogosphere I found a translation with permission to reproduce on the http://www.taoism.net site

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