Verse 18 The Paradoxes of Abandoning the Great Integrity
When the Great Integrity was abandoned,
humanity and justice appeared.
When knowledge and teachers appeared,
hypocrisy was thier inevitable accompaniment.
When family relationships lost thier harmony,
filial piety and parental affection were suddenly birthed.
When a nation succumbs to chaos and corruption,
patriotic politicians are always at hand announcing themselves.
"The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation"
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud