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Forum Post: Tao Te Ching Translation - Verse 19 of 81

Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 8, 2011, 7:29 p.m. EST by LaoTzu (169)
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"Abandon holiness Discard cleverness and the people will benefit a hundredfold Abandon the rules of "kindness" Discard "righteous" actions and the people will return to their own natural affections Abandon book learning Discard the rules of behavior and the people will have no worries Abandon plots and schemes and the people will not become thieves

These lessons are mere elaborations The essence of my teachings is this: See with original purity Embrace with original simplicity Reduce what you have Decrease what you want" - Lao Tzu

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[-] 2 points by gadflydigital (180) from Wantagh, NY 3 years ago

"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." -Thoreau

[-] 2 points by gypsy14 (3) 3 years ago

the more you got, the more you want, the greater the stress, the greater the unhappiness, the faster the death

[-] 1 points by LaoTzu (169) 3 years ago

Exactly! :)