Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.Eliphaz, the Temanite, makes a point not unlike one made by Lao Tzu.
~ King James version ~
Tao has no self, thus, no vanity.
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Vanity springs from the ego and distorts our vision. It mangles our appreciation for the cosmos. When we gaze out into the world, all we see is our own haughty reflection. When we become too full of ourselves, we leave little room for the wonder of Tao.
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