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The wise ones of old had subtle wisdom and depth of understanding,
Who can find repose in a muddy world?
He who embraces this Tao
Here, Lao Tzu tells us the seven characteristics of the wise and old, or those who were monks. He is visionary and unfathomable. He is mysterious; we can barely describe him. However, Lao Tzu uses the following seven images to describe him-
1) Cautious, as if wading through an icy river in winter.
Then Lao Tzu concludes that if muddy water settles and become clear after waiting patiently, therefore the wise will also remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself. In other words, he will stay calm and clear in chaotic times and seek change when it arrives.
Again, Lao Tzu tells those who observe the Tao to not seek fulfillment. Like a valley, always keep yourself empty and humble, so you are beyond wearing out and are open to renewal.
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