Why let the self go to keep what the soul needs

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7 Dim brightness


Heaven will last,
earth will endure.
How can they last so long?
They don’t exist for themselves
and so can go on and on.

So wise souls
leaving self behind
move forward,
and setting self aside
stay centered.
Why let the self go?
To keep what the soul needs.

Lao Tzu, also rendered as Laozi and Lao-Tze, was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.

“Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way” by Ursula K. Le Guin


WE&P by: EZorrilla.

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