Tao Te Ching: Chapter 8 : Water

ram0ram wisdom notes

The highest excellence is like water,

it benefits those in the most 
inaccessible places without striving.

It occupies the lowest level,
which men avoid.

Therefore it is analagous to Tao.

It has the virtue of gravity, which finds its own place.

It has the virtue of the heart, which knows the silent deeps.

It has the virtue of the good, which bestows the fullest gifts.

It has the virtue of the words which speak the greatest truths.

It has the virtue of the order which ensures the perfect peace.

It has the virtue of the service which uses the highest skill.

It has the virtue of the rhythm which is unfailing in its timelessness.

Therefore, since it does not strive, it is serene without reaction.

translated by Shrine of Wisdom (1924)

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 8 : water : ram0ram footnote 

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