Tao Te Ching

The Power of Goodness, the Wisdom Beyond Words
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Chapter 8
The Highest Realization

Most think of themselves as "free" but live their lives controlled by their passions and desires. Most of our feelings arise from our biological inheritance, most of our thoughts and opinions arise from our family, culture, and friends. To resist the power of these influences and find a more authentic and creative path in life represents the highest realization and quality of mind. There is no greater influence than influence over our own minds.

Commentary

“The goal of evolution is self-conquest.”

Elbert Hubbard 1856 – 1915 CE
from A Thousand and One Epigrams

Themes: Evolution

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