Saturday, July 14, 2012

Te-Tao Verse for America


Here is Te-Tao verse for America whose dominant script is a script of technological, therapeutic, consumer militarism that socializes us all, liberal and conservative. (see Brueggemann's 19 Theses)


When the world has the Way, riding horses are retired to fertilize the fields.
When the world strays from the Way, war horses are bred even in the cities.

Of crimes--none is greater than having things that one desires;
Of disasters--none is greater than not knowing when one has enough.
Of defects--none brings more sorrow than the desire to attain.
Therefore, the contentment one has when he knows that he has enough, is enduring contentment indeed. 

Te (Virtue), 46, Lao-Tzu Te-Tao Ching 

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