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  • Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a p
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  • By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
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  • Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt.
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  • Once you arrive at a spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness, remember it isn't necessary to struggle to maintain unity with it. All you have to do is participate in it.
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  • In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
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  • For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
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  • He who talks more is sooner exhausted.
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  • The cleansing of spiritual contamination is accomplished by offering one's talent, resources, and life to the world.
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  • Distortion upon distortion ... the more one uses the mind, the more confused one becomes.
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  • Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
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  • Creating without claiming, Doing without taking credit, Guiding without interfering, This is Primal Virtue.
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  • Knowing others is wisdom Knowing the self is enlightenment Mastering others requires force Mastering the self needs strength
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  • Does one scent appeal more than another Do you prefer this flavor, or that feeling Is your practice sacred and your work profane Then your mind is separated from itself, from oneness, from the Tao.
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  • Those who are highly evolved maintain an undiscriminating perception. Seeing everything, labeling nothing, they maintain their awareness of the Great Oneness. Thus they are supported by it.
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  • Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
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