A few highlights of Chapters 23 and 25, Tao Te Ching

By CS Gene Lin

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Ch. 23

S1 Nature favors moderation regarding speech with neither too much nor too little.

S2 Nature’s favorable precipitation is from a moderate gentle mixture of hot air and cold air mass. Otherwise, an occasional turbulent mixture could result in gusty winds and torrential rains. The severe phenomena will not last long though.

Ch. 25

S1 Something was formed to create both heaven and earth.

Note, the “something” is a pseudo name which, is simply used for the sake of narrative.


Humans follow the laws of the earth.

Earth follows the laws of heaven.

Heaven follows the laws of dao.

Dao follows the laws of nature.

Source: Narrated by Song Chan-Sing, Kung Shi Year 42, Ching Dynasty

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