13 – Honor and Disgrace

cc Image by Reibai on Flickr

cc Image by Reibai on Flickr

Honor and disgrace both surprise us.

Great esteem bring trouble
because one is bound to
their own sense of self-importance.

This is why honor and disgrace surprise us.

Gaining praise makes one fall –
To receive it feels like fear.
This is why
honor and disgrace surprise us.

Trouble is caused
by a strong sense of self.

Without a sense of self,
what can trouble you?

Therefore, if one treasures themselves
by servicing others,
One is able to hold the world in her hands.

Read essay on Chapter 13

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