2 When family see some dishes as beautiful. other plates become ugly. When children see some dishes as good, other plates become bad. Shopping and non-shopping create each other. Dependent and co-dependent support each other. Spicy and Mild define each other. Bitter and Sour depend on each other. Salty and Sweet follow each other. Therefore the Cook acts without doing anything. Ingredients arise and she listens to them, lets the flavor come ingredients don’t fit or run out and she lets them go. She cuts vegetables but doesn’t possess, cooks but doesn’t expect. When her preparation is done, she washes up and forgets it. That is how the souls gets nourished.
2Lao Tzu — Tao te Ching — Stephen Mitchell version
When people see some things as beautiful,
other things become ugly.
When people see some things as good,
other things become bad. Being and non-being create each other.
Difficult and easy support each other.
Long and short define each other.
High and low depend on each other.
Before and after follow each other. Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
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