"Even when luck is with you and you're powerful,
still, Prosperity is other than you are:
one day it departs and leaves you poor.
O you who've been chosen, be your own good fortune!
When you have become your own wealth, O man of Reality,
then how will you, who are Prosperity, lose yourself?
How will you lose yourself, O man of good qualities,
when your essence is your wealth and your kingdom?"
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Flowers withers easily,
yet they never cease to bloom:
the water in the gully is constantly flowing,
yet the stream seems unchanging.
The meaning of life can be realized
in the process of living.
Change is the eternal truth.
(Zen)
"One does not walk into the forest and accuse the trees of being off-center,
Nor do they visit the shore and call the waves imperfect.
So why do we look at ourselves this way?"
When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises.
When it knows good as good, evil arises.
Thus being and non-being produce each other.
Difficult and easy bring about each other.
Long and short reveal each other......
Music and voice harmonize each other.......
Therefore the sages:
Manage the work of detached actions...
They create but do not possess...They act but do not presume.
They succeed but do not dwell on success
It is because they do not dwell on success...
That it never goes away.

 (Tao Te Ching)