The Tao: When Life was Full

In the Age when life on earth was full no one paid any special attention to worthy men, nor did they single out the man of ability. Rulers were simply the highest branches on the trees and the people were like deer in the woods. They were honest and righteous without realising that they were “doing their duty.” They loved each other and did not know this was “love of neighbour.” They decieved no one yet did not know they were “men to be trusted.” They were reliable and did not know that this was “good faith.” They lived freely together giving and taking and did not know they were generous. For this reason their deeds have not been narrated. They made no history.

– Chang-Tsu.

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~ by revolutionwithin on May 4, 2009.

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