September 10th, 2010

Tao Te Ching - Chapter 38

Daily Tao - 38

Empty ritual is the beginning of confusion
ritual comes from a loss of faith and loyalty.
"faith" and "loyalty" come from a loss of justice
(*trust us says the government as it refuses to try torturers.
No matter how we behave, give your "trust" and "loyalty'}
"Justice" comes from a loss of kindness.
"Kindness" comes from a loss of goodness.
There is "goodness" when the Way is lost

When the Way is lost, all is lost.