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Monday, July 5, 2010
Reflections of China
Maybe it's the Monday holiday, but I'm not feeling like writing much of anything today, just reflecting on my trip, my return, what's in store for the second part of the year. So I will just share these reflections of China for your entertainment.
TAO 61: A great nation flows downward into intercourse with the world. The female of the world always prevails over the male by stillness. Because stillness is considered lower, by lowering itself to a small nation a great nation takes a small nation; by being lower than a great nation a small nation takes a great nation. So one takes by lowering itself, another takes place by being lower. A great nation wants no more than to include and nurture people; a small nation wants no more than to admit and serve people. Both get what they want, so the great should be below. translated from the Tao Te Ching, Thomas CLeary