Puebla – Chapter 51

We are in Puebla, Mexico, walking toward the Cathedral of Puebla.

Statue on our way to the cathedral.

I read a Chapter 51 of the Tao te Ching, translated by Steven Mitchell:

“Every being in the universe
is an expression of the Tao.”


“It springs into existence,
unconscious, perfect, free,”

“takes on a physical body,
lets circumstances complete it.”


“That is why every being
spontaneously honors the Tao.”

“The Tao gives birth to all beings,”

We are at the Convento de Santo Domingo.

At the Convento de Santo Domingo.

In Puebla, Mexico
“nourishes them,
maintains them,”

We return to Mexico City and visit the Museo Nacional de Arte.


“cares for them, comforts them,
protects them,”

“takes them back to itself,
creating without possessing,”

“acting without expecting,
guiding without interfering.”

“That is why love of the Tao
is in the very nature of things.”

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