Verse 56 How to Prepare for the Great Integrity
Those who know don't lecture.
Those who lecture don't know.
To prepare the way for the Great Integrity -
Close the rationalizing routes!
Shut the gloomy gates!
Blunt the sharp edges!
Release those who are tethered!
Soften the blinding lights!
Unite the world!
We cannot achieve the Great Integrity
through intimacy or emotional detachment,
nor through posturing or humility.
Since the Great Integrity makes no judgements or demands,
how will we know when it has arrived?
When it permeates us with its universal "is-ness".
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud