Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tao Te Ching for Today

Virtuous Life

The people are hungry
It is because those who govern them
consume too much in taxes
That is why the people are hungry

The people are hard to govern
It is because those who govern them
interfere too much
That is why they are hard to govern

The people scorn death
It is because they seek dearly for life
That is why people treat death with disdain

Only he who does not seek dearly for his life
can value life worthily

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Interesting that this was scribed long ago yet still we see these conditions today