Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 43. Unlimited utility

Chapter 43. Unlimited utility

The world’s softest being defeats the strongest.

Picture of water ripples from drop impact
CC-BY-SA 3.0 by photograhper and uploader Roger McLassus.

Immaterial passes through all things even if there is no opening.

From this I learn how efficient inactivity is.

To teach without using words and to be useful without action – few people get this far!


Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.

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