Do without “doing” by Lao Tzu – PianoTweet no. 575

Today’s PianoTweet was inspired
by a text of Lao Tzu.

“Do without “doing”.

Get involved without manipulating.
Taste without tasting.
Make the great small,
The many, few.
Respond to anger with virtue.
Deal with difficulties while they are still easy.
Hand the great while it is still small.

The difficult problems in life
Always start off being simple.
Great affairs always start off being small.
Therefore the sage never deals with the great
And is able to actualize his greatness. 

Now light words generate little belief,
Much ease turns into much difficulty.
Therefore the sage treats things as though they were difficult,
And hence, never has difficulty.”

–  Translated by Charles Mueller, 2004, Chapter 63

Do without “doing” by Lao Tzu – PianoTweet no. 575

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