Tao by Matsumoto

Chapter 75


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  [Tao Te Ching Chapter 75]  Starvation / English translation

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People starve because their king taxes them too much. That's why they starve.

It's difficult to govern people because their king does something. That's why it's difficult to govern them.

People think lightly of ending life because they demand plenty of life. That's why they think lightly of ending life.

Surely, those who do nothing by living are better than those who value life.



"People" means your hologram, "king" its creator, that is to say, you. Your hologram "starves" when you try to control it.

If you do something, it is difficult to control your hologram. Do nothing, and you can transform it as you like.

Life is just a hologram. If you are too concerned about life, you don't know its raison d'être. Life exists as a catalyst to stimulate you to emit the energy Tao.

Don't value life too much. It is better to do nothing in life. By doing nothing, you can change your life.

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-In Chapter 3 Do nothing, this principle is discussed. It may be a little different from what you might think of "doing truly nothing".

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