Taoist mythology, Lanna history, mythology, the nature of time and other considered ramblings

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Author of many self-published books, including several about Thailand and Chiang Rai, Joel Barlow lived in Bangkok 1964-65, attending 6th grade with the International School of Bangkok's only Thai teacher. He first visited ChiangRai in 1988, and moved there in 1998.

Friday, September 25, 2009

A Death knell

As per Tao te Jing Lesson 36:

What must be shrunk
First needs to be stretched;
What is to be weakened
Should first be made strong;
What is to be thrown down
Must first be raised high;
What despoiled, first endowed;
What withdrawn, first bestowed.

This is how the weak overcomes the strong.
Gentle light, subtle wisdom
Stays safe, like a fish in the deeps;
Who will wield influence must not show arms
To avoid being bested.

(coming across it just recently made me think of the US)



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