A world out of balance

599px-The_Blue_MarbleWhen rich speculators prosper

while farmers lose their land;

when government officials spend money

on weapons instead of cures;

when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible

while the poor have nowhere to turn –

all this is robbery and chaos.

It is not in keeping with the Tao.

Taken from: Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, verse 53 (Translated by Stephen Mitchell, copyright 1988)

 

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