Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Way - Chapter 58 (By Lao Tzu)

When the policy is plain, people are contented and chaste.

When the policy is strict, people are destitute and sullied.

Misfortune can gestate fortune; fortune can evolve into misfortune.

Who knows the evolvement law? There is no predefined rule.

The integrity can be strange; the charitableness can be foul.

The puzzlement of people exists for a long time.

Therefore, the saint should be upright not isolated, plain not crude, straightforward not hurtful, and shining not glaring.

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