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Old 08-15-2002, 02:05 PM   #3
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From the Tao Te Ching, chapter 57

Rule a nation with justice.

Wage war with surprise moves.

Become master of the universe without stirring.

How do I know that this is so?

Because of this!

The more laws and restrictions there are,

The poorer people become.

The sharper men's weapons,

The more trouble in the land.

The more ingenious and clever men are,

The more strange things happen.

The more rules and regulations,

the more thieves and robbers.

Therefore the sage says:

I take no action and people are reformed.

I enjoy peace and people become honsest.

I do nothing and people become rich.

I have no desires and people return to the good and simple life.

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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