Alan Watts - Mind Over Mind II

Alan Watts - Mind Over Mind II

Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher, said “the highest virtue is not virtue and therefore really is virtue.” But inferior virtue cannot let go of being virtuous and therefore is not virtue. Translated in more of a paraphrastic way, the highest virtue is not conscious of itself as virtue, and therefore really is virtue. Lower virtue is so self-conscious that it’s not virtue. In other words, when you breath, you don’t congratulate yourself on being virtuous. But breathing is a great virtue. It’s a living.

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