About Learning to Living Like Water

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 78

The Taoist Classic by Lao Tzu
Translated and Explained

Nothing in the world is softer and weaker than water.

Yet, to attack the hard and strong,

Nothing surpasses it.

Nothing can take its place.
The weak overcomes the strong.

The soft overcomes the hard.

Everybody in the world knows this,

Still nobody makes use of it.
Therefore the sage says:

To bear the country’s disgrace

Is to rule the shrines of soil and grain.

To bear the country’s misfortunes

Is to be the king of the world.


True words seem false.

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16 responses to “About Learning to Living Like Water

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