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The way never moves
or does anything
still, everything is done.

If politicians and priests knew this,
everything would be transformed by itself.

If they knew this and still wanted to do something
nothing would happen.
Change would become meaningless,
desire would be lost,
nature would return
to quiet.

There are no social rules that apply to every human.
There are no human rules that apply to anything non-human.
We are all free to choose whatever rules we wish to play by.

The rules of physics are also applicable in the realm of spirituality:
for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
matter and energy are forms of the same thing.
all things tend to become less and less active
and less and less coherent as they develop in time.

The more conventions you follow, the safer you are in society.
The more rules you follow, the better you will be perceived by others.

With the dao, though, rules do not pertain.

Be dangerous
challenge authority
quietly.




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