Wednesday, February 23, 2011

44: Life Is the Treasure


Your name or your body,
What is dearer?
Your body or your wealth,
What is worthier?
Gain or loss,
What is worse?
Greed is costly.
Assembled fortunes are lost.
Those who are content suffer no disgrace.
Those who know when to halt are unharmed.
They last long.

Life Is the Treasure

What we know of is this life we are born into. Everything else is uncertain. So, why do we risk it by filling it with things that we don't really need? The only real treasure is life itself...

Here is my full commentary on this Tao Te Ching chapter:
Tao Te Ching Chapter 44 Translation and Commentary

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