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unconditional Acceptance & unconditional Love]
Ch. 29: The Master sees things as they are, without trying to control them. She lets them go their own 

way, and resides at the center of the circle.
Ch. 30: For every force there is a counterforce. The Master does his job and then stops.

Ch. 31: He enters a battle gravely, with sorrow and with great compassion, as if he were attending a 
funeral. PEACE IS HIGHEST VALUE. Enemies (/competitior) are human being like self.
Ch. 32: All things end in the Tao as rivers flow into the sea.

Ch. 33: If you stay in the center and embrace death with your whole heart, you will endure forever.
Ch. 34: The great Tao flows everywhere. It is not aware of its greatness; thus it is truly great.

Ch. 35: Centred in TAO percieve universal harmony, go whever wishes without danger. When you look for 
it, there is nothing to see. When you listen for it, there is nothing to hear. When you use it, it is 

inexhaustible.
Ch. 36: Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people the results.

Ch. 37: The Tao never does anything, yet through it all things are done. When there is no desire, all 
things are at peace. [yet, don't waste TIME]

Ch. 38: He has no will of his own. [ FOLLOW INNER VOICE = Divine Will ] He dwells in reality, and lets all 
illusions go.

Ch. 39: He doesn't glitter like a jewel but lets himself be shaped by the Tao, as rugged and common as 
stone.

Ch. 40: Return is the movement of the Tao. Yielding is the way of the Tao. All things are born of being 
[SELF]. Being is born of non-being. [PHYSICAL IS EXTENSION OF NONPHYSICAL. ]

Ch. 41: The Tao is nowhere to be found. Yet it nourishes and completes all things.
Ch. 42: The Tao gives birth to One. One gives birth to Two.Two gives birth to Three. Three gives birth to 

all things.
Ch. 43: TEACHING WITHOUT WORDS, performing without actions: that is the Master's way.

Ch. 44: When you REALIZE there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.
Ch. 45: The Master ALLOWS things to happen. She shapes events as they come. She steps out of the 

way and lets the Tao speak for itself.
Ch. 46: There is no greater illusion than fear, Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.

Ch. 47: The more you know, the less you understand.
Ch. 48: True mastery can be gained by LETTING THINGS GO THEIR OWN WAY. It can't be gained by 

interfering.
Ch. 49: The Master has no mind of her own. She WORKS WITH THE MIND of the people.

Ch. 50: The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings. LIVE MOMENT TO MOMENT.
Ch. 51: EVERY BEING in the universe is an expression of the Tao.That is why love of the Tao is in the 

very nature of things.
Ch. 52: In the beginning was the Tao. All things issue from it; all things return to it.
Ch. 53: Be aware when things are out of balance. STAY CENTRED WITHIN the Tao.

Ch. 54: Whoever is planted in the Tao will not be rooted up. Whoever embraces the Tao will not slip 
away. Her name will be held in honor from generation to generation.

Ch.55: He lets all things come and go effortlessly, without desire. He never expects results; thus he is 
never disappointed. So, He never grows old. [Expectation is cause of misery. - Buddha]

Ch. 56: Those who kNOW don't talk. Those who talk don't know. BE like the Tao. It gives itself up 
continually. That is why it endures.

Ch. 57: If you want to be a great leader, you must learn to follow the Tao. Stop trying to control. LET GO 
OF FIXED PLANS and concepts, and the world will govern itself.

Ch. 58: Try to make people happy, and you lay the groundwork for misery. Try to make people moral, and 
you lay the groundwork for vice. MASTER SERVES AS AN EXAMPLE, not impose will. Pointed but, doesn't 

pierce. Radiant, but easy on the eyes.
Ch. 59: For governing a country well there is nothing better than MODERATION. The mark of a moderate 

man is FREEDOM from his own ideas.
Ch. 60: Give evil NOTHING TO OPPOSE and it WILL DISAPPEAR by itself.

Ch. 61:Humility means TRUSTing the Tao, thus NEVER needing to BE DEFENSIVE.
Ch. 62:The Tao is the center of the universe, the good man's treasure, the bad man's refuge.

Ch. 63: Act without doing; work without effort. Think of the small as large and the few as many. Confront









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