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Ancient Poem Asks Questions Relevant For Today

Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching

Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep to the original oneness?

Can you let your body become supple as a newborn child’s?

Can you cleanse your inner vision until you see nothing but the light?

Can you love people and lead them without imposing your will?

Can you deal with the most vital matters by letting events take their course?

Can you step back from your own mind and thus understand all things?

Giving birth and nourishing, having without possessing, acting with no expectations, 

leading and not trying to control, this is the supreme virtue.

By Lao Tzu, a 6th-century sage who authored the Tao Te Ching, an ancient classic Chinese text 

The image is a part of a Taoist manuscript, ink on silk, 2th century BCE, Han Dynasty, unearthed from Mawangdui tomb 3rd, Chansha, Hunan Province, China.

Hunan Province Museum

Thank you Wikipedia


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