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Water, although soft and yielding, can erode the hardest rock.

Chapter 78

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water.
Yet for dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it.
The soft overcomes the hard; the gentle overcomes the rigid.
Everyone knows this is true, but few can put it into practice.
Therefore the Master remains serene in the midst of sorrow.
Evil cannot enter his heart.
Because he has given up helping, he is people's greatest help.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

Remember the song "Just Around the Riverbend" from Disney's Pocahontas? Pocahontas embodies the principles of the Tao. She remains flexible and open to the flow of life, eager to see what's around the corner. She doesn't resist the current but uses it to guide her, showing us that the path of least resistance often leads to the most meaningful discoveries.

Dudeism Abides

Man, water's got it right. Just goes with the flow, adapts, moves around stuff. Doesn't fight or push. Yet, give it time, and it can carve canyons. Be like water, dude. Don't force things, just flow.

Soft yields power, true,
Pocahontas knew it too,
Embrace the river's flow, do.

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