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From: http://www.chinapage.com/gnl.html

78. Yielding

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water,
Yet nothing can better overcome the hard and strong,
For they can neither control nor do away with it.

The soft overcomes the hard,
The yielding overcomes the strong;
Every person knows this,
But no one can practice it.

Who attends to the people would control the land and grain;
Who attends to the state would control the whole world;
Truth is easily hidden by rhetoric.

Încercare de traducere așa cum am înteles eu:


Nimic în lume nu este aşa de moale şi supusă ca apa,
Totuşi nimic nu poate învinge mai bine ceva tare şi puternic,
Pentru că nu o pot controla sau o respinge.

Cel moale îl invinge pe cel tare,
Cel care cedează îl învinge pe cel puternic;
Orice om ştie asta,
Dar nimeni nu o practică.

Cine se ocupă(este atent) de oameni va controla pământul şi grânele;
Cine se ocupă de stat va controla întreaga lume;
Adevărul este uşor de ascuns în retorică.


Comments on: "Tao Te Ching – 78. Yielding" (1)

  1. ~meredith said:

    “Truth is easily hidden by rhetoric.”
    (thank you.) happily, the Tao reveals the way.
    greetings, Dan.

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