Thursday, January 11, 2007

Tao Te Ching, verse 13

Colour's five hues from th' eyes their sight will take;
Music's five notes the ears as deaf can make;
The flavours five deprive the mouth of taste;
The chariot course, and the wild hunting waste
Make mad the mind; and objects rare and strange,
Sought for, men's conduct will to evil change.

Therefore the sage seeks to satisfy (the craving of) the belly, and
not the (insatiable longing of the) eyes. He puts from him the
latter, and prefers to seek the former.
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this evening, instead of buying chocolate, i drank some water, masturbated, and read the above. i'm learning!

1 comment:

Hakim Baker said...

The Dao De Jing is probably my single favorite religious scripture. If I were in solitary confinement and could have only one book, that might be it.

I posted something from it on my blog on Progressive Islam. (Note: I'm not Muslim)