Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 13, Part 19

Trey Smith

The Master said: The Way does not falter before the huge, is not forgetful of the tiny; therefore the ten thousand things are complete in it. Vast and ample, there is nothing it does not receive. Deep and profound, how can it be fathomed? Punishment and favor, benevolence and righteousness - these are trivia to the spirit, and yet who but the Perfect Man can put them in their rightful place?
~ Burton Watson translation ~
Some people excel in working with large groups, but have a real difficulty with one-on-one relationships. Others have a real talent for working with singular individuals and small groups, but wilt at the prospect of addressing a crowd. In my experience, it is rare to find the person who is adept at all levels of interaction from the most the most personal to the vastly impersonal.

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