Haiku By Lao Tzu

Heaven is eternal .
The earth endures
The reason for heaven’s eternity and earth’s endurance
is that they do not live for them selves only
and there fore may live forever
The sage steps back but remains in front
the outsider always within

Self is realized through selflessness

{Translated and edited by Sam Hamill and J.P.Seaton
The Poetry of Zen }

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