Πέμπτη, 23 Μαρτίου 2017

Tao Te Ching Κεφ. 42

To ταό γέννησε ένα.
Ένα γέννησε δύο.
Δύο γέννησαν τρία.
Και τρία γέννησαν τα μύρια πλάσματα.


Τα μύρια πλάσματα μεταφέρουν γιν κι αγκαλιάζουν γιανγκ.
Δημιουργούν αρμονία συνδυάζοντας τις δυνάμεις τούτες.

Κανένας δε θέλει να'ναι ''ορφανός'', ''χήρος'' ή ''ανάξιος'',
Κι όμως έτσι αποκαλούν τον εαυτό τους βασιλιάδες κι άρχοντες

Επειδή κερδίζεις χάνοντας
Και χάνεις κερδίζοντας.

Διδάσκω  ό,τι διδάσκουν οι άλλοι, δηλαδή:
''Ο βίαιος θα πεθάνει βίαια!''
Τούτο θα' ναι η ουσία της διδαχής μου.


ΤΑΟ ΤΕ ΚΙΝΓΚ ΛΑΟ ΤΣΕ
Απόδοση στα Ελληνικά
Πέτρος Κουρόπουλος
από την Αγγλική Μετάφραση του Feng Gia Fu και της Jane English
Εκδόσεις Κέδρος




The Way bears one.
The one bears two.

The two bear three.

The three bear the ten thousand things.
The ten thousand things
carry the yin on their shoulders
and hold in their arms the yang,
whose interplay of energy


makes harmony.

People despise 
orphans, widowers, outcasts. 
Yet, that's what kings and rulers cal themselves. 

Whatever you lose, you've won.

Whatever you win, you've lost.

What others teach, I say too:

violence and aggression 
destroy themselves. 

My teaching rests on that. 

Ursula K. Le Guin 
Lao Tzu,Tao Te Ching: 
A Book About the Way and the Power of the Way 
εκδόσεις Shambala 1998




The Tao formulated the One. 
The One exhaled the Two. 
The Two were parents of the Three. 
The Three were parents of all things. 
All things pass from Obscurity to Manifestation,
 inspired harmoniously
 by the Breath of the Void.

Men do not like to be fatherless, virtueless, unworthy: 
yet rulers describe themselves by these names. 
Thus increase bringeth decrease to some, 
and decrease bringeth increase to others.

Others have taught thus; I consent to it. 
Violent men and strong die not by natural death. 
This fact is the foundation of my law.

Tao Te Ching
Alister Crowley
Eκδόσεις Red Wheel / Samuel Weiser





TAO produced the First—[Heaven].
The First produced the Second—[Earth].
These Two produced the Third. 


The Third produced all things, 

and these turn their back upon the Yin and embrace the Yang. 
The intermingling of these two,
 results in harmony.

What men most hate is to be orphaned, widowed, and unworthy; 
and yet Princes and Dukes so style themselves. 

Wherefore, when things are diminished, they increase; 
and when they are increased, they diminish.

What men teach me, that I teach them again. 
Violent and overbearing men never die a natural death. 


It is my object to instruct men as a father [nourishes his children].


ΤHE TAO TÊ CHING

Frederic Henry Balfour
Shanghai and London, 1884
HTML by Christopher M. Weimer, Sept. 2003

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