bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote in daily_tao,
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Chapter fifty-three: Insight

If my mind's modest,
I walk the great way.
Arrogance
is all I fear.

The great way is low and plain,
but people like shortcuts over the mountains.

The palace is full of splendor
and the fields are full of weeds
and the granaries are full of nothing.

People wearing ornaments and fancy clothes,
carrying weapons,
drinking a lot and eating a lot,
having a lot of things, a lot of money:
shameless thieves.
Surely their way
isn't the way.

Lao Tsu, Tao te Ching.
Interpreted by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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