Extreme Kindness

Extreme Kindness

81 Chapters.

In the 6th century B.C., an old man with a beard like a thin waterfall tried to cross the border out of the Honan province in China to die in the desert. A border guard recognized the man as the great philosopher Lao Tsu. Convincing Lao Tsu to write down his enigmatic yet somehow infinitely lucid thoughts before he disappeared, Lao Tsu penned the Tao Te Ching.

So legend tells us.

Lao composed 81 chapters on the Tao, the natural law of all things.

The chapters pose a rich challenge to those who wish to release their wisdom. But it cannot be forced, rather truth unpacks itself naturally, emanates easefully so long as you are attentive to it. Like scent diffuses from a flower.

One line in chapter 15 always brings me joy. Lao describes the ancient masters as being, among other things, “hollow, like caves”.

Is this a quality you recognize in great people? A stillness, empty-fullness?

Check out chapter 15 and let me know what you think.

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