December 18, 2008
Tao Te Ching Wisdom 33
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
I have been reading different books and one I have decided to reread (for the fourth time) is Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu. It is the primary scripture for followers of Taoism. I find it very interesting compared to the Old and New Testament. I read one chapter that I loved and wanted to share. (I am looking for a better translation) I think there are many Islamic elements in it:
Knowing others is wisdom.
Knowing oneself is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires power.
Mastering the self requires strength.
He who knows he has enough is rich.
Perseverance is a sign of will [power].
He who stays where he is endures.
If you die without loss, you are eternal.