Taoism Scriptures

Men do not mirror themselves in running water--they mirror themselves in
still water. Only what is still can still the stillness of other things.

Taoism. Chuang Tzu 5

Only a person at peace with himself can calm others.

                        Cf. Tao Te Ching 4

Tao invariably takes no action, and yet there is nothing left undone. If
kings and barons can keep it, all things will transform spontaneously. If,
after transformation, they should desire to be active, I would restrain
them with simplicity, which has no name. Simplicity, which has no name, is
free of desires. Being free of desires, it is tranquil. And the world will
be at peace of its own accord.

Taoism. Tao Te Ching 37



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