The Tao Te Ching is a classic body of work written by Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu in the 6th century B.C. The Tao holds words of wisdom & spiritual enlightenment within it's 81 verses. It guides the student & teacher alike with a moral structure known as, The Great Integrity.

Verse 29 We Are the World

Those who have most power and wealth
treat the planet as a thing to be possessed,
to be used and abused according to their own dictates.

To violate this integrity
is certain to call forth disaster
since each and every one of us
is an inherent part of this very organism.

All attempts to control and the world
can only lead to its decimation
and to our own demise
since we are an inseperable part
of what we are senslessly trying to coerce.

Any attempt to possess the world
can only lead to its loss
and to our own dissolution
since we are an intrinsic part
of what we are foolishly trying to possess.

The world's pulse is our pulse.
The world's rhythms are our rhythms.
To treat our planet with care, moderation and love
is to be in synchrony with ourselves
and to live in the Great Integrity.

“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
ISBN: 0-7607-4998-1