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Tao Te Wolves, Ch. 3. WITH POLL!!!!




Two different versions of Chapter 3 of Tao Te Ching.

Could be poignant in this free agent season, perhaps

Some say the Chapter emphasizes the value of Not-Doing.

Others might say it regards the role of self-less-ness in building a larger system of social justice.

Still others would say it simply points out the high value of humility.

Wolves fans might, perhaps, say: Rubio. Pek. Adelman. Love. Aroooo.

And Milhouse, you ask?...

"Hey Bart -- I found a rock that looks like a boob. You in?"

-Milhouse

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Version I:

If you overly esteem talented individuals,
people will become overly competitive.
If you overvalue possessions people will begin to steal.

Do not display your treasures
or people will become envious.

The Master leads by
emptying people’s minds,
filling their bellies,
weakening their ambitions,
and making them become strong.
Preferring simplicity and freedom from desires,
avoiding the pitfalls of knowledge and wrong action.

For those who practice not-doing,
everything will fall into place.

Version II:


Not exalting the gifted prevents quarreling.
Not collecting treasures prevents stealing.
Not seeing desirable things prevents confusion of the heart.
The wise therefore rule by emptying hearts and stuffing bellies, by weakening ambitions and strengthening bones.
If men lack knowledge and desire, then clever people will not try to interfere.
If nothing is done, then all will be well.

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