Tao Te Ching Chapter 10

10th Chapter
Can we embrace our body, mind, and soul as one and not separate them?
Can we have the concentration to control our mind and express tenderness like a child?
Can we be aware of our mind and eliminate our anxiousness or desire so our heart can return to its purity?
Can we love our people and manage things without considering self-benefit or self-importance?
Can we guard our senses like a mother cares for her child?
Can we avoid becoming crafty when we have the knowledge and the ways to achieve our goal?

Tao creates beings. He cultivates and nourishes them.
He does not treat His beings as possessions.
When He cultivates their virtues successfully, He does not take credit.
He is their master/Lord, but He does not dominate them.
He lets them choose their will instead of limiting them.
These are the great virtues of Tao.

Implications from the Holy Books

I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting. —Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic 13

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