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Name or body, which is more familiar?

Body or money, which is more?

Gain or loss, which is more harmful?

That's why, if you love too much, surely you lose a lot.

If you store a lot, you will surely lose heavily.

Know contentment, and you will never be humiliated.

Know staying, and you will never be in danger.

Thus, you can last long.



Your reputation and your own judgement are part of your hologram. They are the same.

Health and money are part of your hologram. You project illness and poverty in your mind. Don't judge. They are there as catalysts.

Gain and loss are part of your hologram. They are the same. They are just the two sides of a coin.

"Love" here signifies an obsessive attachment. Don't be attached to anything, or you will create an enormous loss. The desire to retain something blocks the flow of the fundamental energy Tao.

Don't store any. Storage is blockage.

Learn how to be content. Accept all. If you don't judge, humiliation doesn't exist.

Learn where to stay. You should stay in Tao. Or, more precisely, you had better remember that you are always one with Tao. When you forget this, you face problems, or you create "danger".

Remember you are eternal. True You are Tao itself.

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