Treatise on Lao-Tzu

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Health is the possession of nature
Contentment being a confidence in non-being
For all that can live without form
Is the greatest joy of self-evident spirit!

Being deeply loved by someone
Gives you strength, while loving someone
Deeply gives you courage, therefore
Be it said that you loved with all your kindness!

Possessing fully your inner-nature
Finding peace in all that is transient
Your kindness in words creates confidence
Your kindness in thoughts creates profoundness

Your kindness in cherishing creates love in others
Be it said that you were the silent source
Of strength for others, fully and simply yourself
Without any need to compete or compare

Worthy of the respect of all others
A simple person, a patient man, a compassionate woman.

4 thoughts on “Treatise on Lao-Tzu

  1. i liked the poem’s content – but i liked the cadence – what was remarkable was that your poetic style changed completely from sufi/bhakti/rumi/kabir like tothe lilting wisdom of the far east – simple restrained with beuty in brevity – speaking without saying – like an actor who changes with his roles!

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