TAO TE CHING 53

little girl

Directing ourselves

We can perceive the subtleties

Of true thusness

Following along The Great Way

I alone fear to stray

The Great Way is extremely smooth

But people love to get sidetracked

The royal courts are excessively splendorous

Whilst the fields are weed-ridden

And the granaries empty

Wearing gorgeous clothing

Carrying the finest weapons

Eating and drinking

Beyond any possible need

Wealth and possessions

Beyond any possible use

This is called

The Grandeur of Bandits

The Vanity of Thieves

 

But it is not The Way

Not The Way at all

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