Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday's Verse...............

       If I have even just a little sense,
       I should walk in the Great Way,
    and my only fear would be straying.

The great Way is very smooth and straight,
  and yet the people prefer devious paths.
      That is why the court is corrupt,
              the fields lie in waste,
            the granaries are empty.

             Dressing magnificently,
             wearing a sharp sword,
     stuffing oneself with food and drink,
amassing wealth to the extent of not knowing
               what to do with it,
             is like being a robber.

    I say this pomp at the expense of others
 is like the boasting of thieves after a looting.
              This is not the Tao.

Tao Te Ching, Chapter 53
as translated in Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life

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