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Tao Return is the movement of the Tao. Yielding is the way of the Tao. ~Tao Te Ching If you want to be whole, let yourself be partial. If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked. If you want to become full, let yourself become empty. If you want to be reborn, let yourself die. If you want to be given everything, give everything up. ~Lao Tzu Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~Lao Tzu Nothing can bring you happiness but yourself. ~Chuang Tzu The world is ruled by letting things take their course. ~Lao-Tzu In the pursuit of knowledge, every day something is added. In the practice of the Tao, every day something is dropped. ~Lao Tzu Act without doing; work without effort. ~Lao Tzu We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away. ~Chuang Tzu From wonder into wonder existence opens. ~Lao Tzu We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. ~Lao Tzu An ancient gnarled tree: Too fibrous for a logger’s saw, Too twisted to fit a carpenter’s square, Outlasts the whole forest. ~Deng Ming-Dao If you want to nourish a bird, you should let it live any way it chooses. Creatures differ because they have different likes and dislikes. Therefore the sages never require the same ability from all creatures. . . concepts of right should be founded on what is suitable. The true saint leaves wisdom to the ants, takes a cue from the fishes, and leaves willfulness to the sheep. ~Chuang Tzu Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. ~Chuang Tzu One who has attained the Tao is master of herself, and the universe is dissolved for her. Throw her in the company of the noisy and the dirty, and she will be like a lotus flower growing from muddy water, touched by it, yet unstained. ~T’u Lung How can the divine Oneness be seen? In beautiful forms, breathtaking wonders, awe-inspiring miracles? The Tao is not obliged to present itself in this way. If you are willing to be lived by it, you will see it everywhere, even in the most ordinary things. ~Lao Tzu All the fish needs to do is get lost in the water. All man needs to do is get lost in the Tao.~Chuang Tzu Giving to others selflessly, radiating light throughout the world and illuminating our own darkness, your virtue becomes a sanctuary for yourself and all beings. ~Lao Tzu Why is the tao so valuable? Because it is everywhere, and everyone can use it. This is why those who seek will find, And those who reform will be forgiven; Why the good will be rewarded, And the thief who is cunning will escape. ~Lao Tzu The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. ~Chuang Tzu When your mind is empty of prejudices you can see the Tao. When your heart is empty of desires you can follow the Tao. ~Master Lu Without the tao, Kindness and compassion are replaced by law and justice; Faith and trust are supplanted by ritual and ceremony. ~Lao Tzu What we mean by Tao is the way or course of Nature. This way has nothing good or bad, it is a mere flowing of things following the development and decline attributes of the moment. ~Jhian Yang We hammer wood for a house, but it is the inner space that makes it liveable. ~Lao Tzu All men desire to free themselves solely from death; they do not know how to free themselves from life. ~Lao Tzu The Tao that can be told, Is not the eternal tao. The name that can be named, Is not the eternal name. ~Lao Tzu Happiness is the abscence of the striving for happiness. ~Chuang-Tzu If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. ~Chuang Tzu Take time to listen to what is said without words, to obey the law too subtle to be written, to worship the unnameable and, to embrace the unformed. ~Lao-Tzu If you scramble about in search of inner peace, you will lose your inner peace. ~Lao-Tzu Heaven and Earth last for ever. Why do Heaven and Earth last for ever? They are unborn, so ever living. The sage stays behind, thus he is ahead. He is detached, thus at one with all. Through selfless action, he attains fulfillment. ~Lao Tzu Do you think you can make the world a better place? I do not think you can. It is already perfect. ~Lao Tzu The way to use life is to do nothing through acting, The way to use life is to do everything through being. ~Lao Tzu When you are one with loss, the loss is experienced willingly. ~Lao Tzu To hold you must first open your hand, and let go. ~Lao Tzu Let me tell you about the ultimate Tao. It is here, enshrined within us. ~Lu Tung Pin The truest sayings are paradoxical. ~Lao Tzu The Master views the parts with compassion, because he understands the whole. His constant practice is humility. He doesn’t glitter like a jewel but lets himself be shaped by the Tao, as rugged and common as a stone. ~Tao Te Ching The further one goes The less one knows. ~Lao Tzu So the unwanting soul sees what’s hidden, and the ever-wanting soul sees only what it wants. ~Lao Tzu Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. ~Lao Tzu To find the Tao, there is nowhere you need to search. If it is not inside you, it is not the Tao. ~Confucius Hope and fear are both phantoms that arise from thinking of the self. When we don’t see the self as self, what do we have to fear? ~Lao-Tzu