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  1. professor

    professor Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    From the 29th Poem of the Tao te Ching

    Do you think you can take over the universe and improve it?
    I do not believe it can be done.

    The universe is sacred.
    You cannot improve it.
    If you try to change it, you will ruin it.
    If you try to hold it, you will lose it.

    So sometimes things are ahead and sometimes they are behind;
    Sometimes breathing is hard, sometimes it comes easily;
    Sometimes there is strength and sometimes weakness;
    Sometimes one is up and sometimes down.

    Therefore the sage avoids extremes, excesses, and complacency.
     
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    kolay First Round Draft Pick

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    well, it's a philosophy fits everywhere actually, but for this time, the Stones have to try to hold it, not too loose, not too tight, just between the middle. Go Pistons!

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    I am curious who translate Tao de Ching to English....not a bad translation...
     
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    professor Bench Warmer Forum Donor

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    translated by gia-fu feng and jane english

    and it applies to the fans too (i was mostly writing it to myself!!) :)
     
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    Prince is the best testimony to Pistons Tao, my vocabulary comes short to praise this wonderful brother who had been in the league only one year more than LBJ. Go Prince, Go Pistons.
     
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    If you haven't been on Jeopardy before...you should consider auditioning :thumb:
     

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