Thursday, July 25, 2013

Inspired by Tao Te Ching - chapter 24



My translation of Chapter 24 of Tao Te Ching:

Stand firm but not blocking others' way
Grow steady but not harming others' well being
He who has self-confidence does not seek for recognition
A wise man refrains from showing his wisdom
Outward aggressiveness eventually finds its own limit
Fame arising from self propaganda cannot last forever
As an old wisdom goes:
Eat more and you deform yourself
Excessive possession should be avoided
And we deviate not from Tao

Paul's comment: In America, we can see manufacturers feeding those who can afford to pay more into obesity. And in China, we can see manufactures feeding those who can't afford to pay much with toxic materials. Both should change. The question is who can initiate such a change, and how soon can a change be started?


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