18 – Hypocrisy

cc Image by Preston.Rhea on Flickr

cc Image by Preston.Rhea on Flickr

When the Great Tao is forgotten,
kindness and morality appear.

When intellect and knowledge
are emphasized,
there is great hypocrisy in the heart.

Family is no longer in harmony
when there is preaching
of duty and affection.

The nation is in disorder
when patriotic loyalty
is admired.

Read the essay on Chapter 18


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