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  • Those who make their living by collecting taxes cause the people to starve when the people starve, the tax collectors, having no one to tax starve also
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  • The great rulers - the people do not notice their existence The lesser ones - they love and praise them The still lesser ones - they fear them The still lesser ones - they despise them.
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  • Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
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  • Know honor, Yet keep humility. Be the valley of the universe Being the valley of the universe, Ever true and resourceful, Return to the state of the uncarved block.
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  • By following this simple path, you become extraordinary, unfathomable, a being of profound cosmic subtlety. You outlive time and space by realizing the subtle truth of the universe.
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  • The reason why the universe is eternal is that it does not live for itself it gives life to others as it transforms
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  • The people are hungry: It is because those in authority eat up too much in taxes.
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  • Gently eliminating all obstacles to his own understanding, he constantly maintains his unconditional sincerity. His humility, perseverance, and adaptability evoke the response of the universe and fill him with divine light.
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  • If I have even just a little sense, I will walk on the main road and my only fear will be of straying from it. Keeping to the main road is easy, But people love to be sidetracked.
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  • From What-is all the world of things was born But What-is sprang in turn from What-is-not.
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  • By steadily disciplining the animal nature, until it becomes one pointed, it is possible to establish conscious awareness of The Eternal.
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  • Rule a kingdom as though you were cooking a small fish don't overdo it.
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  • Why not simply honor your parents, love your children, help your brothers and sisters, be faithful to your friends, care for your mate with devotion, complete your work cooperatively and joyfully, assume responsibility for problems, practice virtue without first demanding it of others, understand the highest truths yet retain an ordinary manner That would be true clarity, true simplicity, true mastery.
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  • Arms are instruments of ill omen. When one is compelled to use them, it is best to do so without relish. There is no glory in victory, and to glorify it despite this is to exult in the killing of men. When great numbers of people are killed, one shou
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  • Merged and undifferentiated, like muddy water.
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