It is my pleasure to share with you once again another completed chapter from our translation of the Tao Te Ching. Tao Te Ching translates to The Way of the Action of the Soul. 

In 2004 Alan and I made the surprising discovery that The Way of the Action of the Soul was written about the nine Soultypes, and that its specific purpose is to help people spiritually develop using the wisdom of the Soultypes.

Eighty-one chapters in all, The Way of the Action of the Soul contains nine chapters for each Soultype. From our search worldwide, it is the only historical document we have found thus far dedicated to the Soultypes. Reading these ancient words penned over 2,000 years ago is an extraordinary experience! Translating from Chinese requires much care.

Our first translations were published in 2004 and 2005, and we are thrilled to now be pulling out even more information about the Soultypes from this remarkable text.

Soultype 1 by Alan Sheets

The Way of the Action of the Soul
Soultype 6, Chapter 51

Translation by Siska Tovey and Alan Sheets

From the Tao all things arise.
The action of the soul nourishes them.
The material world shapes them.
Circumstances perfect them.

The ten thousand things honor the Tao and favor the action of the soul.
The Tao is cherished.
The soul is treasured.
Above all, it is without destiny or command, yet always is as it is.

From the Tao all things arise.
The action of the soul:
– nourishes them
– nurtures them
– protects them
– prepares them
– supports them
– shelters them
– produces and does not possess
– acts and does not presume
– develops and does not rule

This is called the mystery of the soul.

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Siska Tovey

Siska Tovey is the Director and Cofounder of New Equations and New Equations Music.