Verse 59: The Importance of Moderation
To serve humanity,
there is nothing more important
than to moderate.
To be moderate
is to return to the female yin principle.
To return to the yin
is to become nurturing.
To be nurturing
is to acquire enormous capacity.
To have enormous capacity
is to be ready for the Great Integrity
To be ready for the Great Integrity
is to be ready to serve humanity.
In this way we will become firmly planted
in the Great Integrity,
the pathway to a clear vision and a long life.
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale