Tao Te Ching Chapter 70

70th Chapter
My teachings are very easy to understand and very easy to put into practice.
Yet so few in this world want to understand them, and so few are willing to put them into practice.

“The words spoken have a purpose; when something happens there is someone doing it (and a reason behind it).”
Because people don’t know this principle, they don’t understand what I said.

Yet, only a few know me, and there are fewer who put the principle into action. This makes them noble.
Because the sage walks a different path from the world, he might be poor in material wealth, but he carries spiritual prosperity like gems in him.

Implications from the Holy Books

O BRETHREN IN THE PATH! Wherefore have ye neglected the mention of the Loved One, and kept remote from His holy presence? The essence of beauty is within the peerless pavilion, set upon the throne of glory, whilst ye busy yourselves with idle contentions. The sweet savors of holiness are breathing and the breath of bounty is wafted, yet ye are all sorely afflicted and deprived thereof. Alas for you and for them that walk in your ways and follow in your footsteps! —Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Persian 46

O CHILDREN OF DESIRE! Put away the garment of vainglory, and divest yourselves of the attire of haughtiness. —Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Persian 47

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