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Today which verse of the Tao Te Ching strikes your fancy and why?

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  1. Chapter 68. I want to be a “good soldier” but striving is in my nature. So I don’t “strive” to “non-strive”.

  2. We put thirty spokes together and call it a wheel;
    But it is on the space where there is nothing that the usefulness of the wheel depends.
    Cute but not true.

  3. Nothing is as soft and yielding as water
    yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it
    the soft overcome the hard, the weak overcome the rigid
    everyone knows this is true, yet few can put it into practice
    it reinforces my belief that the strongest people, are the adaptable ones.

  4. The Female Mystery….we are strong, we are invincible…we are women.
    (sorry..had to add that Helen Reddy line there)

  5. verse 42 mind The Way bears sensation,
    Sensation bears memory,
    Sensation and memory bear abstraction,
    And abstraction bears all the world;
    Each thing in the world bears feeling and doing,
    And, imbued with mind, harmony with the Way.
    As others have taught, so do I teach,
    “Who loses harmony opposes nature”;
    This is the root of my teaching.

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