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Daily Tao / 112 - Nonanticipation

Put forth your effort
With no thought of gain.

One should not pray or meditate with any thought of gain. Hold no expectations. Then the rewards will come.

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Daily Tao / 111 - Tradition

Tradition was once function.
But today there is no tradition.
Where is there a true path?

In the past, people didn’t question the teachings of Tao.

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Daily Tao / 110 - Invocation

Invocation becomes declaration;
Worship becomes recognition.
When blessings mature,
One glimpses the source.

When one is young in Tao, all practices begin as external procedures. Sometimes, it is difficult to understand their significance — we don’t know what to expect.

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Daily Tao / 109 - Fundamentals

After completion
Come new beginnings.
To gain strength,
Renew the root.

In music, the fundamental tone is the lowest, or root, tone of a chord. Without its presence, no true character is established.

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Daily Tao / 108 - Numbers

One gives birth to two, two gives birth to three,
Three gives birth to the ten thousand.
One hundred and eight counts make one cycle, 229 more words

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Daily Tao / 107 - Withdrawal

Activity is essential, but exhausting,
And its importance is only on the surface.
Withdraw into Tao at the end of the day.
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Daily Tao / 106 - Carefree

Two ducks nestled in lake-side grass.
Both marked by the same brilliant purple at the wing.
Water provides food, bath, and play,
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