and supplements where there is deficiency.Having shared the thoughts over the last two days of our two Johns -- Heider and Lash -- we now turn to Derek Lin.
~ James Legge translation, from The Sacred Books of the East, 1891 ~
If there is not enough, it is made longer.
~ Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation, published by Vintage Books, 1989 ~
Add to that which is lacking
~ Derek Lin translation, from Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, published by SkyLight Paths, 2006 ~
and sends it where it needs to be.
~ Ron Hogan rendition, from Beatrice.com, 2004 ~
The workings of the Tao can be compared to archery. If the arrow is pointing too high or too low, we must compensate by tilting up or down. The amount of strength that goes into pulling back the bowstring also has to be just right, or the arrow will either overshoot the target or fall short.To view the Index page for this series to see what you may have missed or would like to read again, go here.