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What is Firmly Established

March 21st, 2012 at 8:27 pm

What is firmly established cannot be uprooted. What is firmly grasped cannot slip away.

It will be honored from generation to generation.


Cultivate Virtue in yourself, And Virtue will be real.

Cultivate Virtue in the family, And Virtue abound.

Cultivate Virtue in the Village, And Virtue will grow.

Cultivate Virtue in the nation, And Virtue will be abundant.

Cultivate it in the universe, And Virtue will be everywhere.


There for look at the body as body; Look at the family as family;

Look at the village as village; Look at the nation as nation;

Look at the universe as universe.


How do I know the universe is like this?

By looking!


-          Tao Te Ching 54