Tao Te Ching on Peace and Nonviolence (5)
INSPIRATIONAL, 19 Jun 2023
Quoted from the Tao Te Ching, a Chinese classic text written around 400 BC and traditionally credited to the sage Laozi, though the text’s authorship and the dates of composition and compilation are debated.
A small country has fewer people.
Though there are machines that can work ten to a hundred times faster than man, they are not needed.
The people take death seriously and do not travel far.
Though they have boats and carriages, no one uses them.
Though they have armor and weapons, no one displays them.
Men return to the knotting of rope in place of writing.
Their food is plain and good, their clothes fine but simple, their homes secure;
They are happy in their ways.
Though they live within sight of their neighbors,
And crowing cocks and bar king dogs are heard across the way,
Yet they leave each other in peace while they grow old and die
Download: Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu PDF
Laozi (born 571 B.C.), also romanized as Lao Tzu and various other ways, was a semi-legendary ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher, credited with writing the Tao Te Ching. Laozi is a Chinese honorific, generally translated as “the Old Master”.
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