The Way of Heaven

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

The Way of Heaven is like the drawing of a bow; it brings down what is high and raises what is low.

It is the Way of Heaven to take from those that have too much and give it to those who have to little. But the way of man is not so. He takes from those who have too little to add to his own superabundance. What man is there that can take of his own superabundance and give it to mankind. Only he who possesses Tao.

- The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu

Ya Haqq!

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2 Responses to The Way of Heaven

  1. Reema B. says:

    Salaam Irving!

    Have you read the Tao Te Ching yourself? If so, which translation would you recommend?

    Thanks!
    Reema

  2. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sister Reema:

    I prefer the translation by Jane English & Gia-fu Feng. I think it is the most lyrical and clear. But you can compare theirs and other translations at this website and decide for yourself :)

    http://www.duhtao.com/index.html

    Ya Haqq!

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