Then the chief of the fathers and princes of the tribes of Israel and the captains of thousands and of hundreds, with the rulers of the king's work, offered willingly, And gave for the service of the house of God of gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one hundred thousand talents of iron.In building the house of the Lord, the rich of Israeli society donate a large measure of precious metals.
~ King James version ~
Tao has no need for palaces and tabernacles.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Tao does not seek worship nor structures to celebrate Tao's presence. Far from a desire for ornateness, all that is needed to be one with Tao is emptiness. You could just as easily find Tao under a tree as you could in any structure.
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