Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 8

Be like water

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  8-2 Water benefits all
  8-3 Water stays at the bad place
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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 8]  Be like water / English translation

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The highest good is like water.

Water benefits all the material beings very well, and doesn't contend.

It stays at the place which many people think is bad.

Therefore, it is close to Tao.

Simply, it never contends, so it never errs.



Be like water. (若水: "like water" in Chinese characters / kanji. In Tao Te Ching's original text, it is written 上 善 若 水, which mean "high, good, like, water" respectively, according to the order of the characters.) It is the best way.

Water never resists. It accepts all.

It never judges.

Therefore, to be one with Tao, be like water.

Do not fight. For you know there is neither a winner nor a loser in your hologram that you create.

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