Verse 53 Not Yet On the Way
Those who have the smallest grain of wisdom
would want to walk the simple path of the Great Integrity.
Their only fear would be to go astray.
Indeed, there is a good reason to fear
when most of the world is piled into two wagons
racing toward each other on a single lane road.
In one over-crowded wagon is the vast majority
who live in weedy fields
with empty granaries.
In the other wagon are those
whose garments are opulently embroidered.
They gorge themselves
on rich foods far beyond their appetites,
and guzzle their inebriating drinks far beyond their thurst.
They accumulate wealth
even beyond their avaricious cravings
while armed to the teeth against their starving neighbors.
Surely such thevish degradation
couldn't be the way to the Great Integration.
“The Tao Te Ching, A New Translation”
By: Ralph Alan Dale
Published by 'Sahy' It Aloud