principle of softness

“Water is the softest thing,

yet it can penetrate mountains and earth.

This shows clearly the principle of

softness overcoming hardness.” 

― Lao Tzu

(570-490 BC)

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key of success

“Be careful what you water your dreams with.

Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream.

Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success.

Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success.

Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” 

― Lao Tzu

(570-490 BC)

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 11 = Tools

The thirty spokes converge at one hub,
But the utility of the cart is a function

of the nothingness inside the hub.

We throw clay to shape a pot,
But the utility of the clay pot is a function

of the nothingness inside it.

We bore out doors and windows to make a dwelling,
But the utility of the dwelling is a function

of the nothingness inside it.

Thus, it might be something that provides the value,
But it is nothing that provides the utility.

trans. by R. T. Ames & D. L. Hall (2003)

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 11 = Tools

Thirty spokes connect to the wheel’s hub;

yet, it is the centre hole that makes it useful.

Clay is shaped into a vessel;

yet, it is the emptiness within that makes it useful.

Doors and windows are cut for a room;

yet it is the space where there is nothing that makes it useful.

Therefore, though advantage comes from what is;

usefulness comes from what is not.

Text credits : thebigview.com/tao-te-ching/chapter11.html

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 11 : Tools : ram0ram wisdom note

A car value comes from the body of the car but use of the car comes from the space of the car inside ……

like in wheel of the car the spoke connects to the center ….so spoke are our different senses which connect periphery or body to the rim in the center which is our mind and with in the rim is that empty center…..that sacred center which is our soul and the nothingness

everything comes out of nothingness and goes back in nothingness ….

so life is a sacred journey and a destination together for a milestone …..eternal happiness…..  TAO

Our body is like a car , and soul or the nothingness is driver of car . to keep car clean we travel comfortably between life and death of body, to keep drive clean milestone comes closer.

car music is within the car only.

Distance has no meaning , meaning is how we cover it.

love all

(c) ram0ram ……. freedom to right copy and share

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 11 = Tools

Thirty spokes are united around the hub of a wheel,
but the usefulness of the wheel
depends on the space where nothing exists.

Clay is molded into a vessel,
but the usefulness of the vessel
depends on the space where nothing exists.

Doors and windows are cut out of the walls of a house,
and the usefulness of the house
depends on the space where nothing exists.

Therefore take advantage of what exists,
and use what does not exist.

Text credits : earlywomenmasters.net/tao/ch_11.html