Tao of the Day

Chinese character for Tao, which means, roughly, "way."

Chinese character for tao, which means, roughly, “way.”

The Tao Te Ching is a Chinese text ascribed to Lao-Tzu (the name means “old master”). It is thought to have been composed sometime between the 7th and 4th century BCE, although scholarly debate swirls around both claims. Reading it again I’m reminded of the treasures this slim volume contains. What follows is not an especially profound section, but it’s sage advice on the way to a good life—and it’s a marvel of concision.

Live in a good place.
Keep your mind deep.
Treat others well.
Stand by your word.
Make fair rules.
Do the right thing.
Work when it’s time.

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One Response to Tao of the Day

  1. nate451 says:

    It’s not as unrelated as it may seem to say that you really ought to play go.

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