47. Looking far

You don’t have to go out of the door
to know what goes in the world.
You don’t have to look out of the window
to see the way of heaven.
The farther you go,
the less you know.

So the wise soul
doesn’t go, but knows;
doesn’t look, but sees;
doesn’t do, but gets it done.

Source: Tao Te Ching, Lao Tzu
Translated by Ursula K. Le Guin

Published on November 15, 2021 at 6:00 by

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