06 June 2011

Thirty-Six

If you want it to contract, let it expand.
If you want it to weaken, let it gain strength.
To bring a thing down, let it be raised high.
To bring a thing to you, let go.

This is called “perceiving the subtle workings.”

Soft and weak overcome hard and strong.
A fish should not leave deep water.
A country should not show off its power.