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 80 Transforming Our Lives

Let us fashion small states with few inhabitants
who, without stress,
can produce more than they require,
who are happy with their lives
that they have no thought of migrating elsewhere -

Who inherit weapons and armor,
but no need to use them,
who return to honest forms of communication,
and the simple enjoyments
of an ecological way of life.

Although these states may be so close to each other
that they hear the barking of each other's dogs
and the crowing of each other's cocks,
living contentedly,
they will have no need to invade each other's space.

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