Verse 55 The Promises of the Great Integrity
When we live in complete integrity,
we will be innocent like newborn babies.
Wasps and scorpions will not sting us,
Wild beasts will not maul us.
Birds of prey will not seize us.
Our bones will be pliable, our sinews soft.
Yet our grip will be firm.
Even before we have known conjugality,
our sexuality will be easily aroused
because we will be so virile.
We'll sing all day long without becoming hoarse
because we'll be in full harmony.
To be in harmony
is to live in the Great Integrity.
To live in the Great Integrity is the ultimate wisdom.
However, to interfere with nature is to seek control.
To seek control is to create dis-stress.
To create dis-stress produces exhaustion.
All these negations of the Great Integrity
also negate life and its longevity.
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud