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Tao Te Ching – Chapter 59

“Everything in moderation,” goes the adage. The Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhism is described as the “middle way.” A meditation instruction teaches “not too tight, not too loose.” The concept of moderation is the foundation of this chapter.Governing people in alignment with heavenIs accomplished only through moderationAs with other chapters on governing, I find this most

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Tao Te Ching – Chapter 58

This chapter highlights the folly of thinking that we know what’s good or bad, or that we can control things outside ourselves. It begins with an observation about government. When government is unobtrusivePeople are wholesome and pureWhen government is oppressivePeople are restless and contentious The Tao Te Ching’s passages on government are consistent with the

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