Tao Te Ching Chapter 48

48th Chapter
As we acquire worldly knowledge, we think we benefit day by day, but Tao (true knowledge) is lost day by day.
In the practice of Tao, we need to detach and detach until we can do things without self.
Without self, there is nothing one cannot accomplish.
If you want to earn people’s hearts, you must do things for others like you are not doing them.
If you want recognition, then you cannot earn their hearts.

Implications from the Holy Books

Blind thine eyes, that thou mayest behold My beauty; stop thine ears, that thou mayest hearken unto the sweet melody of My voice; empty thyself of all learning, that thou mayest partake of My knowledge; and sanctify thyself from riches, that thou mayest obtain a lasting share from the ocean of My eternal wealth. Blind thine eyes, that is, to all save My beauty; stop thine ears to all save My word; empty thyself of all learning save the knowledge of Me; that with a clear vision, a pure heart and an attentive ear thou mayest enter the court of My holiness.—Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Persian 11

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