March 16th, 2005

Hanzo_Ninpo

Fifty-Three

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.



* sorry for the personal post in the community, my LJ updater has been posting things in the wrong place again.