The Daily Dharma – May 27, 2021

Emory Pass Image by Tim Bell

The Tao is creation’s sanctuary
treasured by the good
it keeps the bad alive
beautiful words might be the price
noble deeds might be the gift
how can we abandon
people who are bad
thus when emperors are enthroned
or ministers installed
though there be great discs of jade
followed by teams of horses
they don’t rival one who sits
and offers up this Way
why the ancients exalted it
did they not proclaim
who searches thereby finds
who errs thereby escapes
thus the world exalts it

Lao-tzu
The Taoteching