Whoever is planted in the Tao will not be rooted up.

Whoever embraces the Tao will not slip away.

Her name will be held in honor from generation to generation.

Chapter 54 – Tao Te Ching

 

Hearers and Doers

Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise person who built their house on rock.

The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.

And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish person who built their house on sand.

The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell—and great was its fall!

Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching,

for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.

Matthew 7:24-29