Hard & Soft

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Lao Tzu is quoted, in the Tao Te Ching, “'When he is born, man is soft and weak; in death he becomes stiff and hard.  The ten thousand creatures and all plants and trees while they are alive, are supple and soft; but when they are dead, they become brittle and dry.  Truly, what is stiff and hard is a companion of death; what is soft and weak is a companion of life.  Therefore, the weapon that is too hard will be broken, the tree that has the hardest wood will be cut down.  Truly, the hard and mighty are cast down; the soft and weak set on high.”


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