Tao The Three Treasures Vol 3 ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Aug 1975 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
audio Available, duration 1h 32min. Quality: good, but the last 3 minutes are inferior.
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shorttitle TREAS309
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Lao Tzu says:
That which lies still is easy to hold; that which is not yet manifest is easy to forestall; that which is brittle (like ice) easily melts; that which is minute easily scatters. Deal with a thing before it is there; check disorder before it is rife. A tree with a full span's girth begins from a tiny sprout. A nine storied terrace begins with a clod of earth. A journey of a thousand li begins at one's feet.
He who acts, spoils; he who grasps, lets slip. Because the sage does not act, he does not spoil; because he does not grasp, he does not let slip. The affairs of men are often spoiled within an ace of completion, by being careful at the end as at the beginning failure is averted.
Therefore the sage desires to have no desire, and values not objects difficult to obtain. Learns that which is unlearned, and restores what the multitude have lost. That he may assist in the course of nature a and not presume to interfere.


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