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  Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal. Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way... continue...

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TAO TE CHING - Chapter 79. Reconciliation

When conflict is reconciled, some hard feelings remain;
This is dangerous.

The sage accepts less than is due
And does not blame or punish;
For harmony seeks agreement
Where justice seeks payment.

The ancients said: "nature is impartial;
Therefore it serves those who serve all."
End of TAO TE CHING - Chapter 79. Reconciliation horizotal line T.o.C . Previous Chapter « | . 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. | » Next Chapter



 



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