06 June 2011

Forty-Eight

For students of knowledge,
every day something is acquired.
For observers of the Tao,
every day something falls away.

Less and less is done,
until not-doing is achieved.
When there is no doer,
nothing remains to be done.

The realm of heaven and earth
is ruled by timeless principles.
He who tries to interfere is not ready to receive it.