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In the Name of God بسم الله

Taoism and Islam

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Amazing sayings!

 

The Sage is occupied with the unspoken

and acts without effort.

Teaching without verbosity,

producing without possessing,

creating without regard to result,

claiming nothing,

the Sage has nothing to lose.

 

There is no crime greater than greed

No disaster greater than discontentment

No fault greater than avarice

Thus the satisfaction of contentment

is the lasting satisfaction

 

Fame or the self, which is dearer?

The self or wealth, which is greater?

Gain or loss, which is more painful?

 

Thus excessive love must lead to great spending

Excessive hoarding must lead to heavy loss

 

Knowing contentment avoids disgrace

Knowing when to stop avoids danger

Thus one can endure indefinitely

 

Everyone in the world calls my Tao great

As if it is beyond compare

It is only because of its greatness

That it seems beyond compare

If it can be compared

It would already be insignificant long ago

 

 

I have three treasures

I hold on to them and protect them

The first is called compassion

The second is called conservation

The third is called not daring to be ahead in the world

Compassionate, thus able to have courage

Conserving, thus able to reach widely

Not daring to be ahead in the world

Thus able to assume leadership

Now if one has courage but discards compassion

Reaches widely but discards conservation

Goes ahead but discards being behind

Then death!

If one fights with compassion, then victory

With defense, then security

Heaven shall save them

And with compassion guard them

 

- Lao Tzu 

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