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Let the mind be still

Tao Te Ching, Verse 16~

Empty yourself of everything.
Let the mind become still.
The ten thousand things rise and fall
while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish
and then return to the source.

Returning to the source is stillness,
which is the way of nature.
The way of nature is unchanging.

Knowing constancy is insight.
Not knowing constancy
leads to disaster.
Knowing constancy,
the mind is open.

With an open mind,
you will be openhearted.
Being openhearted,
you will act royally.
Being royal, you will
attain the divine.

Being divine, you will be
at one with the Tao.
Being at one with the Tao
is eternal.

And though the body dies,
the Tao will never pass away.

~Lao Tsu

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