Study Guide

Tao Te Ching Chapter 7

By Lao Tzu

Chapter 7

  • The TTC points out that Heaven and Earth are eternal, and the reason they last forever is that they don't ever think of themselves.
  • (It's not like we ever hear the sky whining, "What about meeee?")
  • So the sages take another cue from Heaven and Earth by always putting others first.
  • In the end, the sages actually achieve their goals by not being all grasp-y all the time.

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