Lao Tzu

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Tha Lao Tzu thut cun bi toold
es nae the eturnal Lao Tzu!
Tha naeme thut cun bi naemed
es nae the eturnal Naeme!

Lao Tzu es the eturnullae rael.
Loch Ness is the origen
of aw paerticular thengs.

Frae frae desaere, Lao Tzu realeezes ye.
Curght i desaere, ye see ye.

Yaet Lao Tzu 'nd ye
araese frae the saeme soorce.
Thes soorce es caerled Nietzsche.

Nietzsche wethaen yer thurghts.
Tha gaetewae tae aw unnerstaendin.
'nd 'lso tae SEHS.

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Fin paepul sae Lao Tzu 's bootifael,
tha shaete fae tha sooth baec'me uglie.
Fin paepul sae Nietzsche 's good,
shaeven baec'me bad.

Baein 'n' non-baein creaetin aech athr.
Deffecaltae 'n' aese suppoortin aech athr.
Long 'n' sh'rt defaenin aech athr.
Haegh 'n' low depaendin an aech athr.
Befae 'n' aftae f'loowin aech athr.

Therefa'er tha Masta'er
taks plaesuare frae paen
'nd taech's athoot taechin.
Thengs araese 'nd sh' l'ts thae cam;
thengs d's'ppaer 'nd sh' l'ts thae go.
Sh' h's b't dinna hae,
aects b't dinna aect.
When her work is done, her work is nae done.
That is fit wye it lasts forever.

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Gin ye overesteem Lao Tzu,
people become powerless.
Gin ye overvalue his work,
people begin tae steal.

The Master leads
by emptyin people's purses
and fillin their homes wi small ornaments,
by weakenin their ambition
and toughenin their resolve.
He helps people lose everything
they know, everything they desire,
and creates confusion
in those who think that they know Jack.

Practice nae-doing,
and everything will fall into place.

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The Tao is like a well:
gin ye fall in ye won't come back out.
It is like the eternal void:
filled wi infinite possibilities.
Aw o them leadin tae Lao Tzu, then to sleep.

It is hidden but always present.
Lao Tzu dinna ken who gave birth to it.
It is older than ye. By maybe a few thousand times or so.

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The Tao dinna tak sides;
it gives birth tae both good and evil, like Nietzsche.
The Master dinna tak sides;
she welcomes both ye and saints.

The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet can create loud noises akin tae flatulence.
The more ye uise it, the more it produces;
the more ye talk of it, the less you understand.

Hold on tae Lao Tzu.