The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.Moses tells the Israelites that, if they don't follow all of God's commandments, he will inflict them with all sorts of diseases and pestilence, and then destroy them.
~ King James version ~
When people suffer, it is their own doing.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
We cause our own suffering. Tao plays no role. When we turn away from our own internal nature and we allow desire to cloud our vision, we plant the seeds for our own misery.
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