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The Tao Te Ching

Returning to the root

Be completely empty.
Be perfectly serene.
The ten thousand things arise together;
in their arising is their return.
Now they flower,
and flowering
sink homeward,
returning to the root.

The return to the root
is peace.
Peace: to accept what must be,
to know what endures.
In that knowledge is wisdom.
Without it, ruin, disorder.

To know what endures
is to be open herted,
magnanimous,
regal,
blessed,
floowing the Tao,
the way that endures forever.

The body comes to its ending,
but there is nothing to fear.