Study Guide

Tao Te Ching Chapter 53

By Lao Tzu

Chapter 53

  • The path of the Tao is wide and simple to walk, but people still get distracted by side paths like greed.
  • When this happens, governments are corrupt, crops don't grow, and warehouses are empty of wares.
  • So, basically, society falls apart.
  • You can always tell when a society is living without the Tao because the rulers wear fancy clothes, have dangerous weapons, and are crazy rich.
  • When rulers live like this, it's the same thing as robbery, and it's totally not in line with the Tao.
  • (Sounds like the TTC and the Occupy Movement would get along.)

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