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Tao Te Ching: He who stands on tiptoe is not steady

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Tao Te Ching: He who stands on tiptoe is not steady
 
 
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Photo:  Young Taoist Acolyte on Hua Shan Taoist Mt. by Hedda Morrison, China; 1936.
 

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He who stands on tiptoe is not steady.
He who strides cannot maintain the pace.
He who makes a show is not enlightened.
He who is self-righteous is not respected.
He who boasts achieves nothing.

He who brags will not endure.
According to followers of the Tao, 
"These are extra food and unnecessary luggage."
They do not bring happiness.
Therefore followers of the Tao avoid them.

(Tao Te Ching trans. by Gia-fu Feng & Jane English)

 

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Recommended Reading:

'The Taoist Classics, Volume 1: The Collected Translations of Thomas Cleary'
By Thomas Cleary (Author)

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Description:

This collection of translated texts includes:  Tao Te Ching: Cleary's original translations of the great classic of Taoism, accompanied by his commentary illuminating the text and its context. Chuang-tzu: The "Inner Teachings" of a widely influential compendium of wisdom stories, fables, and anecdotes.  Wen-tzu: Understanding the Mysteries: Another core text of Chinese Taoism, containing teachings also attributed to the author of the Tao Te Ching.  The Book of Leadership and Strategy: Lessons of the Chinese Masters: One of the great Chinese teachings on the subtle arts of management and leadership at all levels. 
Sex, Health, and Long Life: Manuals of Taoist Practice: The techniques contained in these five texts reveal the transformative influence sex can have when wisely practiced.
 
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