Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tao Bible - Ezekiel 44:18

They shall have linen bonnets upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with any thing that causeth sweat.
~ King James version ~

Tao is not a fashion coordinator!
~ possible Taoist alternative ~
Here's something I don't get. God has the interest and time to send out dictates about what certain people should wear in the performance of their official duties to serve him, but seemingly not the interest or time to end poverty, war or violence.

I can't remember a line in which Lao Tzu or Zhuangzi dictated from Tao what people should wear for any occasion!

If you're interested in reading more from this experimental series, go to the Tao Bible Index page.


  1. Although in contemporary Taoist monasteries, there is an emphasis on natural fibers as part of the empahsis on naturalness. In ancient times, all fabrics would have been natural anyway.

    The idea of avoiding sweating, its significance, the real concern in Ezekiel, is kind of interesting:

  2. Yes, that dictation would be more appropriate for Confucius. Confucianism emphazises social & familial harmony or etiquette.


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