Saturday, July 08, 2006

Cultivating Virtue

I have spent a number of years studying religious philosophies. I seem to always come back to the Tao Te Ching for inspiration. It seems that what we really lack as a people and a world is virtue. There simply not enough of us on this planet who are have enough goodness to do what is right and avoid doing what is wrong. The following passage sums up pretty well, what our path should be:

Cultivate Virtue in your self,
And Virtue will be real.
Cultivate it in your family,
And Virtue will abound.
Cultivate it in the village,
And the village will grow.
Cultivate it in the nation,
And Virtue will be abundant.
Cultivate it in the universe,
And Virtue will be everywhere.

1 Comments:

Anonymous tin234 said...

"There simply not enough of us on this planet who are have enough goodness to do what is right and avoid doing what is wrong." I honestly like this quote of yours. People nowadays somewhat forgot all about virtues. Nor know its meaning and if it exists!
We live in a world where no man appreciates himself as a being created by God through he his likeness and goodness.

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