January 24th, 2012

53. Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching Translation

53. EVIDENCE

When temptation arises to leave the Tao,
banish temptation, stay with the Tao.
When the court has adornments in profusion,
the fields are full of weeds,
and the granaries are bare.
It is not the way of nature to carry a sword,
nor to over-adorn oneself,
nor to have more than a sufficiency
of fine food and drink.
He who has more possessions than he can use,
deprives someone who could use them well.

Taoism - Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching - Translation