Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 24 : Indulgence
Those who stand on their toes are not steady.
Those who take long steps cannot keep the pace.
Such people are surplus provisions and useless actions.
They are rejected by many.
Those who follow the Way do not remain with them.
Lao Tzu (570-490 BC).
English translation credits : Stefan Stenudd
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— Organizers of an exhibition tennis event are hoping the rising star power of Milos Raonic and Genie Bouchard will help fill the Bell Centre for a night.
Raonic, Canada’s top-ranked men’s player of all time at No. 15, and Wimbledon junior champion Bouchard will take on opponents yet to be determined at the Montreal Rendez-Vous on March 18.
“It was a delightful opportunity because I’ve tried to do the same thing in Toronto to help the sport grow,” Raonic said at the announcement on Monday. “Tennis is difficult.
Players and organizers spoke of top talent like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or even Roger Federer as possible opponents for Raonic and Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova for Bouchard, but it remains to be seen who they will face.
“Anyone’s special,” said 18-year-old Bouchard, the Westmount, Que., native who won junior titles in singles and doubles at Wimbledon and is now tackling…
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Ancient Words of Wisdom
The Thief Who Became a Disciple
One evening as Shichiri Kojun was reciting sutras a thief with a sharp sword entered, demanding either money or his life.
Shichiri told him: “Do not disturb me. You can find the money in that drawer.” Then he resumed his recitation.
A little while afterwards he stopped and called: “Don’t take it all. I need some to pay taxes with tomorrow.”
The intruder gathered up most of the money and started to leave. “Thank a person when you receive a gift,” Shichiri added. The man thanked him and made off.
A few days afterwards the fellow was caught and confessed, among others, the offence against Shichiri. When Shichiri was called as a witness he said: “This man is no thief, at least as far as I am concerned. I gave him money and he thanked me for it.”
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Tao Te Ching: Chapter : 23 :Words
Express yourself completely,
then keep quiet.
Be like the forces of nature:
when it blows, there is only wind;
when the clouds pass, the sun shines through.
you are at one with the Tao
If you open yourself to insight,
you are at one with insight
and you can use it completely.
If you open yourself to loss,
you are at one with loss
and you can accept it completely.Open yourself to the Tao,
then trust your natural responses;
and everything will fall into place.Original text Written by Lao-TzuEnglish translation by S. MitchellTao Te Ching: Chapter : 23 :Words : ram0ram wisdom note
The pages are still blank,
but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there,
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