January 11th, 2011

Comments on a Fragment of Taoist Wisdom

The more laws and restrictions there are,
The poorer people become.
The sharper men's weapons,
The more trouble in the land.
The more ingenious and clever men are,
The more strange things happen.
The more rules and regulations,
The more thieves and robbers.

Daily Tao - November 9th, 2009

I'm not ready to do a meditation on Chapter 57.
When i try, my monkey mind gets hold of the above passage,
and will not let it go.
I'm going to have to purge myself of a bunch of intellectual claptrap
 before i focus on the possible spiritual meaning of these verses.Collapse )

* Found in Eric Von Danniken, Chariots of the Gods, sometime in the late 1950s