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Daode Jing Quote

December 15, 2011

Surrender yourself humbly; then you
can be trusted to care for all things.
Love the world as your own self; then
you can truly care for all things.
Tao Te Ching 13, Feng and English translation

I guess this resonates with my sentiments.  Having and defending an ego is the antithesis of this.  To love the world as your own self is to extend what you love so that nothing in reality is unloved, and so that there is no distinct ego to call ‘I’, ‘me’ or ‘mine’.  Anything less and one will only care for some things, and not for others.

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