Tzu, Lao - Those who know do not speak; those who speak do not know
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The pursuit of book learning brings about daily increase.
The practise of Tao brings about daily loss.
Repeat the loss again and again, and you arrive at inaction.
Practice inaction and there is nothing which can't be done.
Practice inaction, occupy yourself with doing nothing.
Leave all things to take their natural course and do not interfere
All things in nature work silently.
Among mankind, the recognition of beauty as such implies the idea of ugliness and the recognition of good implies the idea of evil. Cast off your holiness, rid yourself of sagacity and the people will benefit a hundredfold.
Those who know do not speak; those who speak do not know.
He who acts, destroys; he who grasps, loses. Therefore the sage does not act, and so he does not destroy; he does not grasp and so he does not lose.
The soft overcomes the hard; the weak overcomes the strong. There is no one in the world but knows this truth, and no one who can put it into practice.