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Thursday, April 9, 2015

TAO TE CHING 53

  

                     53


The great Way is easy,

yet people prefer the side paths.

Be aware when things are out of balance.

Stay centered within the Tao.


When rich speculators prosper

while farmers lose their land;

when government officials spend money

on weapons instead of cures;

when the upper class is extravagant and 

irresponsible,

while the poor have nowhere to turn ---

all this is robbery and chaos.

It is not in keeping with the Tao. 


                       tr by Stephen Mitchell






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