Friday, August 2, 2013

Bit by Bit - Chapter 19, Part 7

Trey Smith

"Do not try to develop what is natural to man; develop what is natural to Heaven. He who develops Heaven benefits life; he who develops man injures life. Do not reject what is of Heaven, do not neglect what is of man, and the people will be close to the attainment of Truth."
~ Burton Watson translation ~
What comes "natural" to humankind tends to change over generations. It was once "natural" to own slaves and to deny basic rights to women. At one time, it was "natural" for kings and despots to rule without any input from the people (a direction we are moving towards again).

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