Book 2, Chapter 75


People :

Author : Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

Translator : Ursula K. Le Guin

Text :

People are starving.
The rich gobble taxes,
that’s why people are starving.

People rebel.
The rich oppress them,
that’s why people rebel.

People hold life cheap.
The rich make it too costly,
that’s why people hold it cheap.

But those who don’t live for the sake of living
are worth more than the wealth-seekers.[57]

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Chronology :

November 06, 2021 : Book 2, Chapter 75 -- Added.

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