Cease learning, no more worries!

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Tao Te Ching 20

Cease learning, no more worries
Respectful response and scornful response
How much is the difference?
Goodness and evil
How much do they differ?
What the people fear, I cannot be unafraid

So desolate! How limitless it is!
The people are excited
As if enjoying a great feast
As if climbing up to the terrace in spring
I alone am quiet and uninvolved
Like an infant not yet smiling
So weary, like having no place to return
The people all have surplus
While I alone seem lacking
I have the heart of a fool indeed – so ignorant!
Ordinary people are bright
I alone am muddled
Ordinary people are scrutinizing
I alone am obtuse
Such tranquility, like the ocean
Such high wind, as if without limits

The people all have goals
And I alone am stubborn and lowly
I alone am different from them
And value the nourishing mother

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15 thoughts on “Cease learning, no more worries!

    1. Thanks for your kind words though I can’t take credit for this verse as it’s from a classical book from Chinese Mysticism–writings of Laotzu–a mystic about 3000 years ago!

      Love and light ❤

      Anand 🙂

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