Tao Te Ching 42

Tao [/cosmic energy flow] gives birth to singularity.
Singularity gives birth to duality.
Duality gives birth to trinity.
Trinity gives birth to the multiplicity of life-forms.

Life forms grow from the female energy [/yin] interacting with the male [/yang] and achieving harmony by a fusion of their energies.
Those who cannot understand this find themselves lonely, helpless and without merit –
the very phrase our rulers use to describe their own position.

Thus appearances are deceptive,
for one may
… accept loss but find gain
… accept gain but find loss

What the ancients taught I will also teach:
   Those use aggression in life will not experience a good death.
I will make this the basis of all my teaching.

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