Tag Archives: Chinese Proverb

“Swept Along By Them”

A Chinese Proverb says: A vain nature invites diverting pleasures and must suffer accordingly. If a person is unstable within, he indulges indiscriminately in the pleasures of the world, and thus they have a influence so powerful that he is … Continue reading

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“Nothing Disturbs His Tranquility”

A Chinese Proverb says: What the world calls repose, The sage does not. His repose derives from his mental attitude. It becomes the mirror of the universe. Nothing disturbs his tranquility. Hence his repose.

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“Increase is Decrease”

There is a Chinese Proverb that says: To seek learning is to attain knowledge To seek the Tao is to rid oneself of Ignorance. The more one knows, the more there is to un-know. Thus increase is decrease.

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“To Overcome All Things”

A Chinese Proverb says: To overcome pride, be humble. To overcome hate, be loving. To overcome selfishness, be generous. To overcome excitement, be calm. To overcome ignorance, use knowledge. To overcome evil, be good. And to overcome restlessness, meditate.

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“To Contemplate the Sublime”

A Very Old Chinese Proverb says: Contemplation of the sublime Does not excuse Indifference to daily obligations

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“From Rich to Poor”

There is a Chinese Proverb that says: The Tao of heaven is this: To take from those who have more than enough, and give to those who do not have enough. Man’s way is to take from those who do … Continue reading

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“Being Flowers from Non-Being”

There is a Chinese Proverb that says: The motion of the Tao is to return. The way of the Tao is to yield. Ten thousand things flower from being. Being flowers from non-being.

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