September 20th, 2005

goban
  • trevoke

19.

Give up sainthood, renounce wisdom,
And it will be a hundred times better for everyone.

Give up kindness, renounce morality,
And men will rediscover fillial piety and love.

Give up ingenuity, renounce profit,
And bandits and theives will disappear.

These three are outward forms alone; they are not sufficient in themselves.
It is more important
To see the simplicity,
To realize one's true nature,
To cast off selfishness
And temper desire.

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Get rid of sanctity.
People will understand the truth
and be happier.

Get rid of morality.
People will respect each other
and do what's right.

Get rid of value and profit.
People will not steal
if they do not desire.

If that's not possible, go to Plan B:
Be simple. Be real.
Do your work as best you can.
Don't think about what you get for it.
Stay focused. Get rid of all your crap.

[[ Note: I'm sorry I dropped the ball for so long; I had computer issues and lost the links, and subsequently just.. Had other things to do and then forgot completely to keep this up-to-date. don't hesitate to kick me in my LJ or even in a post here if I do this again. ]]