"He who possesses men will know hardship; he who is possessed by men will know care. Therefore Yao neither possessed men nor allowed himself to be possessed by them. So I ask you to rid yourself of hardship, to cast off your cares, and to wander alone with the Way to the Land of Great Silence.The worries of social relationships are some of the baggage we must leave at the door. To enter into the meditative state, we can't be weighed down or filled up.
~ Burton Watson translation ~
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