Verse 42 The Principles of Transformation
The Great Integrity expresses one.
One manifests as two.
Two is transformed into three.
And three generates all the myriad entities of the universe.
Every entity always returns to yin after engaging yang.
The fusion of these two opposites
births the Vital Energy that sustains the harmony of life.
But for most people, this harmony is decimated
by inheriting a condition
of relative misery, scarcity and victimization.
Politicians cleverly pretend that they too originate
from the toxic soil of this misery,
even while designing the very laws
that legitimate victimization.
But watch out - those who hoard oversufficiency
will be diminished!
And those who are diminished
will become bountiful!
These commonly known truths
that common people teach each other,
are also my truths.
As you sow, so shall you reap.
Such is the heart of my teaching
in a world forced to live heartlessly.
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud