Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tao Bible - Matthew 10:1

And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
~ King James version ~

The sage has no mind of his own.
He is aware of the needs of others.
~ from Verse 49 of the Tao Te Ching ~
For me, both snippets are about the importance of compassion. When we genuinely pay attention to life around us, we consider the needs of others as being as important, if not more so, than our own. Recognizing the barriers in satisfying these needs, we do what we can to help alleviate or eliminate the hurdles.

If you're interested in reading more from this experimental series, go to the Tao Bible Index page.

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