Lao-Tzu #56: Stop talking, meditate in silence, blunt your sharpness, release your worries, harmonize your inner light, and become one with the dust.

56

 

Those who know do not talk.

Those who talk do not know.

 

Stop talking,

meditate in silence,

blunt your sharpness,

release your worries,

harmonize your inner light,

and become one with the dust.

Doing this is the called the dark and mysterious identity.

 

Those who have achieved the mysterious identity

can not be approached, and they can not be alienated.

They can not be benefited nor harmed.

They can not be made noble nor to suffer disgrace.

This makes them the most noble of all under the heavens.

***

Tao Te Ching

By Lao-Tzu

A translation for the public domain by j.h.mcdonald, 1996

www.wright-house.com/religions/taoism/tao-te-ching.html

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