19 – Three Lessons

cc Image by Dainis Matisons on Flickr

cc Image by Dainis Matisons on Flickr

Eliminate holiness
and abandon wisdom,
and everyone will benefit
a hundred times over.

Eliminate philanthropy
and proper behavior
and the people will return
to true devotion.

Eliminate cleverness
and abandon profits,
and thieves will disappear.

These three things
are false adornments.

Recognize the simplicity
of embracing one’s natural state of being.

Stop seeking knowledge
and you will remain above worry.

Setting aside
your self-interests and desires.

Read the essay on Chapter 19

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