Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 11, Part 1

Trey Smith

I have heard of letting the world be, of leaving it alone; I have never heard of governing the world. You let it be for fear of corrupting the inborn nature of the world; you leave it alone for fear of distracting the Virtue of the world. If the nature of the world is not corrupted, if the Virtue of the world is not distracted, why should there be any governing of the world?
~ Burton Watson translation ~
How can I govern the world when I can't seem to govern myself?

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