01.1 Not acting is not enough when it is not the time for acting; the mind has to BE without acting. The stag does not know about rut outside the mating season.
01.2 Whatever one shows or does or even thinks should be genuinely and truly himself. Only oneself appearing is shining. Associate with people of value, good and bad are both
contagious. (It is valuable to learn from others, but one can never copy others).
01.3 Go ahead if Tao goes ahead, turn back if Tao turns back. Stay in tune with the universe, nobody can never go another way than Tao and keep his strength and good fortune.
01.4 Stay true and open. Good or bad is only an idea, as long as you do what is true, it does not matter what you choose. Your truth will guide you and give strength, nobody can tell you what to do.
The dragon does not know any fear, he can even jump around in the abysmal waters. Fearlessness can accomplish anything.
01.5 Heaven does not accept shy nor macho wings. If you believe in yourself and you use your own wings, you can fly high. Heaven and you will mutually recognize each other.
01.6 In the realm of the spirit, one can only follow obediently the universal laws. What deviates from them, is always wrong.
01.6+6 Real creativity surpasses everything human. Only if not one human thought or wish does exist, creation is possible. Only pure energy can create (incite, evoke) matter.
02.1 Every thing and every time has its Tao. If one sees the signs of this Tao, one can act according to it.
02.2 Without doing, nothing not done. One accomplishes what one is or lives, not what one does. Greatness accomplishes great things.
02.3 One's inner pattern decides what one accomplishes. Honor is of no use, dedication does the job.
02.4 Don't judge or choose about good and evil. It narrows the mind and makes it unfit to follow the time. Earth does not choose, it gives every being room for its own Tao.
02.5 A good heart shows in everything one does. Inner beauty shines through the outward appearance and actions.
02.6 Not accepting fate means one brings about a life full of difficulties. One does not only fight what happens, but more than anything else one fights one's own soul.
02.6+6 Dao is the field that supports and brings to life everything, all beings. Dao has no action at all of his own, and that frees the way for creation and energy.
03.1 A first beginning needs above all a foundation to grow on. A seedling needs the earth. The more life-power there is, the more the stability for the roots and the right environment for developing counts. And make it visible so others will recognize you. ????
03.2 Don't just be a reaction on what comes up to you: running when all seems easy, and frustrated by the first obstacle. Things cannot be accomplished just like that, they need time and thought. So don't rush, but don't let anything stop you either.
03.3 Who charges at things without thinking will put them to flight. A lot of fuss only makes the goal recede. Careful, step by step and with diplomacy, that way one accomplishes most.
03.4 For attaining what one wants, a good impression and etiquette are important. But don't let them stop your drive. The point is finding the balance between manners and perseverance, between adapting and
03.5 For developing one's spirit, one has to know oneself. Evaluate your deeds, make your wishes conscious, explore what you can and what you are, and compare yourself to others who have value in your eyes.
03.6 The inner core must be resistant against failure. Many things in life will not succeed, don't depend on succes, and don't be a victim of failure. The two go together, if you defeat one, you defeat both.
Oneís way is not only oneís wishes, but rather oneís place in life. Unfulfilled wishes can be a heavy load, but if you can bear with it: good fortune.
When running a small farm (or anything that can be symbolized by that image) it is good to be reminded convincingly of the things one should do.
Reactions are telltale of the spirit in the house. If they are a bit wrong in small mishaps, they will be disastrous in big ones.
If you are one with what you do, there is no place for other thoughts.
If one is real dedicated to his work and community, people will love and respect him, and in difficult times they will gladly come to help. With good neighbors one survives bad winters.
I think it means something like taking things as they are. Problems always contain unexpected possibilities, but you find them only if youíre open to it. Stay versatile, things always change in an unexpected way. Be creative, donít stick only to your own job. Never be too sure of anything. And even if you are the one who knows everything, donít force anyone.
11.1 The future is not invisible, it is present in everything one attracts or is attracted to. This is the way one creates one's own future. One's own nature makes what is called predestination.
11.2 Make your mind open and alert for all the possibilities life offers you - the setbacks and the lucky ones. Each one of them can
make the difference between failure and success. Success usually does not depend on a talent to accomplish, but on a talent to grasp chances.
11.3 Good fortune is fragile, nothing is certain, everything contains also its opposite. Accept it and make life proceed in all circumstances. To stay alive is a blessing, the rest is extra.
11.4 Faith in the gods makes life easy and light, even when one has no reason for living easy. It might bring about disaster. But it also brings about that one can live without limits, without adapting to rules, completely according to one's own heart's desires. (zoals Ton, zonder geld etc.!)
11.5 The spirit finds and makes harmony if he gives everything its right place and if necessary takes action to accomplish this. He connects the elements of life with each other and lays the foundations for prosperity and happiness.
11.6 One proves one's quality when fate hits hard. No use fighting it, make order and lead all those concerned. Do not define a course to take, but be ready for every opportunity. This is only possible if the mind is open for the gods.
20.1 To see without consequences is not of much value. Seeing can make
consciousness, or understanding, or helping others, solving trouble, whatever. Seeing goes farther than the eyes.
20.2 If you can see only a small part of something, then stay nimble and open. Creativity can do a lot with few possibilities, if one refrains from a predetermined course, always ready to answer to the moment.
20.3 One has to oscillate all the time between one's individual development and duties towards others. Consider carefully the consequences, day after day, and make conscious choices.
20.4 In order to guard abstract values, one has to be practical. To honor the king is a good thing, but to keep him alive comes first. And a country may need a good king, but in the first place a living king.
20.5 Look at your life as if you assess a stranger. Not your intentions count, but the results. So don't try to shine different, but put a bonnet on what's vulnerable.
20.6 Make sure you see the other one. Never do anything with someone you cannot understand, or who's reactions you cannot guess. Never fall asleep.
22.1 Feed your abilities also when you do not use them. The day will come that they help you to live the way you want to.
22.2 Waiting by letting time flow by is useless. Waiting is part of life, so let it live. Any part of life thrown away is a crime against life. Make waiting a beautiful thing in its own right.
22.3 Honor strength as well as beauty, action as well as relaxation. Only if both sides of life's aspects are present, one will live.
One-sidedness makes rigid and vulnerable.
22.4 Show what you really are. Make-believe and macho work for a short time, but people will mistrust it. What seems less, but is true, will find belief and honor.
22.5 Do what brings joy to you. Don't look with other people's eyes, don't look for profit. Maybe it seems as if you have little to offer, but in the long run you will be valuable for yourself as well as for others.
22.6 Value announces itself plain. It is easier to find truth, love or peace where things are simple. Lots of decoration usually are a sign of (a lack of) little essence.
Als men niet hoeft te ploegen of te oogsten, geen land of regels heeft, dan kan men zijn weg zoekend verder gaan (?)
29.1 Do not become the difficulties yourself, stay on your own way. If you feel bad because a situation is bad, then you are in two pits. Do not permit yourself to become anything else than you.
60.1 Do not get involved in anything below your own standards. Even if it means
29.2 It is all about the first step out of trouble. After the first step the path shows itself. So don't try from the beginning to finish it, just take the first step.
29.3 Despair or fatalism block every hope for finding a solution. Solve the blocking of the heart, only a free heart can ever find solutions
29.4 Even in a dungeon one can live if one is able to pick up the smallest signs of friends. Knowing they think of you, they love you. As long as there is one tiny opening in your mind, any sign of anyone can make life go on. 47.4 The prison of a good life can be stronger than the one of a difficult life. Stay on that road you cannot leave, but never forgetting your dreams you will bend it slowly towards their fulfillment.
Good things or a good life are sometimes a stronger prison than bad things. You cannot fight them. If your life feels like a golden chariot, then make one in your mind too, carrying all the things you want to keep alive. Never let it loose its load or stand still. By rolling on and on, these things will gently make their way into your daily life as well.
29.5 If you create your life within the scope of your abilities, it will be strong. Problems will not exceed it, because the things you tackle do not exceed it. All is carved out within the one piece of stone you have got for creating a life.
29.6 If one tries to make life unassailable, it disappears. Its most important quality is its vulnerability, changeability. Give it a solid base, but upon that, make it alive, delicate, new every day. 59.6:
Maak je los van wat je niet echt wilt leven, ook al zijn het dingen die ogenschijnlijk aan je vast
[--> 29 leg niet vast tegen verlies, leef ermee. 59 binding losmaken, 29 geen binding
30.2 When one manifests oneself, one has to have
sense of moderation. Without that everything will crash.
31.2 Don't jump up at the first
sign, stay realistic. Enthusiasm can be a bad leader (and pessimism too:
33.2 You don't have to be consistent towards others, but you have always to stay true to yourself and your values.
34.2 Having strength does not mean to has to use one's muscles. Often just having it does the job: a strong mind influences people more that a strong body.
35.2 In order to advance take every precaution possible and keep your intuition alert. Others usually do not see your goals, so don't expect their cooperation, be prepared for the opposite.
36.2 Regulate your life and everything you value as much as possible yourself. Stay king - with the reigns in your own hands. And use only forces which you can handle and keep under control.
37.2 If there are no things you have to do, then stay close to yourself, your own life. If there is a distance between what you do and what you are, the world will hurt you because you are not in your own strength.
38.2 Live life the way it is, not the way it should be - but is not. If you try to reach high goals which are not real, you will miss the values nearby.
If you want to find the gold, you have to do it alone, even a good man will be dangerous when he knows it. Trust nobody (but make yourself impeccable and respected).
Do not regard a situation as fixed, always stay expectant.
Accept limitations, and go on making your life, in the size which is possible. If you are not allowed to lift your legs when you dance, then create tap-dancing.
If a situation feels awful, then turn towards inner life, let go bad feelings and open up again with innocence.
Don't follow the standard procedures if they do not work. What works is good, how strange it may be.
Do not fear to get stuck, it is always at such moments that someone comes to your aid because there is an opening (a gap in the market). So let know you can use help.
To live along the common roads is not being alive. To leave them is not easy, but if one is full of anticipation how it might be, then he will find life.
40.2 Every secret takes the
freedom out of relations. They cause shyness or machismo, too many, too loud or
too few words: signs one is afraid to be seen. Hunt secrets down, without
shooting the person.
41.2 Don't restrain your
imagination. Who goes about something innocent and without any preconception can
often make true what is beyond the borders of the conceivable.
Make yourself better, as much and quick as you can, it will enjoy others. Restrict your bad qualities.
42.2 One grows when one has the inclination to growth in oneself. A diamond splits along its own plane of fracture - he has them because he is hard and pure. The sacrifice of a kingly heart will be effective because the heart is hard and pure, not because the sacrifice is large. So never await a result - be the result.
47.1 If you see your status as part of yourself, it is easy for anyone to hit you or make a fool of you - but actually you do it yourself. You live reactions: when they drag you down, obediently you drag yourself down. Stick to your real Self, you will be safe and warm and nobody can hurt you.
47.2 When living is good, but one is about to be oppressed by people with authority, then win the favor of the gods. And on the human plane: stay a good member of the group and do not insist on your right. Only this way a solution can be found.
47.3 Never let feelings be programmed by what 'ought' or is 'good' or is admired by others. Programmation is one of the worst prisons, it needs not even walls. Let your own feelings speak and listen well. Follow only what they acknowledge as worthwhile.
47.5 The oppression is a fact, but it is done by people. So appease them, placate them. They will never stay as rigid as in the beginning, slowly your scope will widen again. And maybe on a day the prison will even open again.
The oppression is a fact, but it is done by people. So appease them, placate them. They will never stay as rigid as in the beginning, slowly your scope will widen again. And maybe on a day the prison will even open again.
47.6 Every ability comes from out the mind. If the mind says you cannot, then you can not. So exercise your mind, rather than your hands. When you stop believing in obstacles, the mind removes its shackles, and only then your movements can be free.
There are always innumerable reasons why one thinks change is impossible. Evaluate them critically - very often they are other people's reasons and one has adopted them too easily. What is common is usually not creative.
A revolution is only fortunate when the time is assisting. Possibilities can be awakened when they are ready for it, and when the circumstances are favourable. If one missed this point, it is no use to force anything, but if one hits the right moment, one can make great and good turnovers.
Too soon and too late is both wrong. Don't follow every rumor, but don't tally either. The moment one is sure, one can act, and only then one will find the real participants.
To bring about something viable and strong, one has to follow one's own belief and motivation. What is accepted from others and does not carry this own inner conviction, weakens the result and prevents it from becoming an organic whole.
Who acts and reacts open and honest and clearly visible, will find belief. Openness has more power of expression than any explanation.
Be content with the results when everybody acts as best he can. Asking for more will bring about failure and bad feelings. A change is for the better, not for perfection.
Forget all sentiments - just remove what is rubbish and add what is good. Only by acting thus life will stay pure, strong and valuable.
Who has food and can sustain himself, has a strong position dealing with others. Who needs others is dependant on their arbitrariness and emotions.
As long as things are not yet clear, one cannot do anything structural. First comes insight, and only after that meaningful action.
What stands strong on it's own legs, has significance. The rest, how nice it may seem, is doomed to fail or fare.
The results prove the leader, not his force or persuasive power.
What is strong as well as spacious, yang as well as yin, and able to alternate and integrate them harmoniously, is able to sustain a culture. As soon as the balance tips to one side, a culture will reach
De mens leert door ervaring. Elke schok vergroot het gebied waar hij het leven aan kan. Als hij tenminste in staat is, schrik om te zetten in inzicht.
Jaag nooit iets na en wees niet bang voor verlies. Wat van God's wege bij je hoort, keert altijd weer bij je terug. Angst zal het eerder verjagen.
Wie niets in zichzelf heeft wat tegenhoudt, kan alle tegenwerkende krachten overwinnen of omzeilen. Hij gaat vrij van twijfel rechtstreeks op zijn doel af.
Schokken zijn nodig om alle rommel aan het licht te brengen, alles wat in de diepte sluimert. Ruim het op en hecht er geen waarde aan, het is niet essentieel. Laat een ander ook zelf uitzoeken wat hij ermee doet.
Verwelkom beweging en beweeg mee: schokken brengen leven. Niet voor wie star is of zich verzet, maar wie een jong en nieuwsgierig hart heeft en kan incasseren, voegt bij elke schok weer een stuk leven toe.
Men wordt nooit geraakt door de bliksemschicht die men ziet, maar men leert juist wel alleen door die men ziet. Zet je leven even stil en laat het doordringen.
52.1 ( -> 22.1 Schoonheid in het handelen, esentieel, met energie) Bewegen in eigen tempo, zoals men is. Dat kan men blijven doen, ongehaast - alleen de haast zelf beweegt in eigen tempo met haast. Vrij van de onrust die denken en voelen brengen.
52.2 ( -> 18.2 Op het eigen gevoel af gaan, zelf bepalen.) Ook in contacten zichzelf zijn, ook al verstaat de ander je niet. De harmonie van je uitingen is belangrijker dan het begrip van de ander. Wring je niet in bochten, blijf jezelf.
52.3 ( -> 23.3 Alles loslaten geeft vaak de oplossing) Word geen slachtoffer van je eigen ideen of emoties. Ook t.o. jezelf moet je echt blijven. Niet nadenken is vaak slimmer dan denken ooit kan zijn.
52.4 ( -> 56.4 Het hart wordt blij door niet-tastbare dingen) Maak je vrij van kiezen en gehechtheid, ja en nee zijn beide verduisterend. Ook een eigen mening is iemand's mening die je opgedrongen wordt.
52.5 Gedachten zijn ook hoorbaar zonder woorden, dus spreek weinig: je maakt het er niet beter op (doet er geen goed aan). Een gebed in stilte van hoop en geloof heeft meer kracht dan een gebed van woorden. Orden je innerlijk, je gevoelens, en uit ze in waarheid, dan zijn je woorden essentieel, want uiten doe je het toch, ook al zeg je niets.
52.6 ( -> modesty visible: makes big effort together possible?) A true and rich and loving spirit. Zichzelf en tevens grootmoedig, die heeft de kracht en de rijkdom om een spiritueel voorbeeld of leider te zijn. Hij kan anderen voeden want de geestelijke rijkdom die hij geeft omvat ook de kracht waarmee het individu zichzelf kan handhaven.
53.1 Follow your intuition, your inner hunches. They will not give solutions, but they guide every step. You find your right future by a step and another step and on and on.
53.2 Do not talk or listen without guidance of your inner voice. Not words are important, but the feelings they bear (pass on). If you are open and generous giving yourself and your talents, you will even reach those who seem unreachable.
53.3 There must be a permanent thread in your emotions, reactions and deeds, so others can expect what you will do next. If there is not, cooperation or building up a life together is not possible. A solid structure is necessary.
53.4 Connect yourself to the values of your life, not to its facts. Then you will irresistibly change when it does not answer to your ideals. In every detail you make it worthwhile, in every situation you leave what is deteriorating.
(You pick up every small chance for improvement, you leave every detail which is deteriorating.)
53.5 What is part of your being or your aims will always reveal itself, and it will have more effect if it realizes itself day by day than by than by pouring out everything at one go.
53.6 The spirit becomes rich by never letting the waterwheel stop, supplying the soul with slaking waters every living day. Only day by day one develops pureness, innocence, modesty. They cannot be acquired at once.
Wie vrij is, zich door niemand laat frustreren en geen remmingen heeft, uit zich harmonieus en open. Hoe meer rekening men houdt, met anderen of zichzelf, des te minder zinvol en zuiver is de uitwisseling.
Als men wederzijds vertrouwen weet te wekken, vindt men rust en cultuur bij elkaar. Men hoeft niets op te roepen, men verstaat elkaar met weinig woorden.
Als men de uitwisseling nodig heeft omdat men anders niet kan leven, dan zoekt men het leven op de verkeerde plaats. Leven komt van binnenuit, als het er niet is heeft uitwisseling ook geen zin.
Als men niet doordramt en geen gelijk opeist, maar steunt op de eigen innerlijke waarde en wijsheid, dan wordt de uitwisseling tot vreugde en men zal zeer gewaardeerd worden.
In elke uitwisseling moet men de eigen normen vasthouden, en alleen meedelen wat men wil onthullen. In alle omstandigheden zijn waardigheid bewaren en nooit familiair worden met wat minder niveau heeft.
Laat je nooit verleiden tot uitwisseling waar je niet zelf achter staat. Luister naar je intuitie en ga alleen in op wat waarde heeft. Er kan geen licht komen vanuit het duistere.
Save yourself from dangers, but not in a way that can do harm to yourself.
Alleen een te grote, te erge gedachte is in staat om te genezen. Zo groot dat zij zelfs de gevestigde orde omgooit.
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60.1 - 29.1
Make your own evaluation of things. For that you need to know what is going on. Do what you
think you should do, restraint does not lessen your conscience, on the contrary.
There are always things one does, and then regrets. But one has to feel it to learn to avoid it.
When restraint goes by itself, in accord with what one wants, then a rich inner world opens.
When restraint brings pleasure and good feelings, then one accepts it with joy. It brings freedom
and room instead of restriction. These are the kind of rules that make living together good.
Restraint should work through feelings rather than through thinking. No rigid rules but living growth.