Thursday, January 8, 2009


Bend and you will be whole
curl and you will be straight
keep empty and you will be filled
Grow old and you will be renewed
Have little and you will gain
Have much and you will be confused
Therefore, the sage embraces the One
And becomes a pattern to all under Heaven
He does not make a show of himself, Hence he shines
Does not justify himself, Hence he becomes known
Does not boast of his ability, Hence he gets his credit
Does not brandish his success, Hence he endures
Does not compete with anyone, Hence no one can compete with him
Indeed,The ancient saying: " Bend and you will remain whole" is no idle word
Nay, if you have really attained wholeness, everything will flock to you.

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