Study Guide

Tao Te Ching Chapter 43

By Lao Tzu

Chapter 43

  • Here comes a couple more seeming contradictions.
  • The softest things override the hardest things.
  • Things that seem like they have no substance can creep into things that seem totally solid.
  • The TTC takes a lesson from this stuff.
  • So a person who acts with the Tao isn't hardcore about everything; they act with subtlety.
  • Now we're told that we should act, but we should be unattached to our actions.
  • So basically... yeah, you should totally do stuff.
  • But don't get all wrapped up in the things you do.
  • Play it cool, bro.

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