February 15th, 2012

75. Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching Translation

75. INJURING THROUGH GREED

When taxes are too heavy,
hunger lays the people low.
When those who govern interfere too much,
the people become rebellious.
When those who govern demand too much
of people's lives, death is taken lightly.
When the people are starving in the land,
life is of little value,
and so is more easily sacrificed by them
in overthrowing government.

Taoism - Stan Rosenthal's Tao Te Ching - Translation