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Dao De Jing Chapter 3

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.

Chapter 3 of the Dao De Jing by Laozi. Translated by Gia-fu Feng & Jane English

------------------------------------------------------------------- Are you the 'clever' person in your life sabotaging your own life?

The wise are masters of their own life because they are able to empty their hearts and thus settle their emotions. The wise fill bellies because they know how to feed themselves and keep themselves strong. They do this by settling their mind and desires and thus 'weakening ambitions'. Directing your resources this way strengthens your being to the core; all the way to the bones!

When men 'lack knowledge' it doesn't make them stupid; it simply gets rid of the excess noise; unnecessary knowledge and desire which only confuses one from seeing clearly and understand what matters most.

If you want to get smart do so by being less clever! Feed your being, strengthen your body; don't give the clever person more words to play with! This is why when ''nothing is done' all will be well!

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