Book 2, Chapter 80


People :

Author : Laozi (Lao-Tzu)

Translator : Ursula K. Le Guin

Text :

Let there be a little country without many people.
Let them have tools that do the work of ten or a hundred, and never use them.
Let them be mindful of death
and disinclined to long journeys.
They’d have ships and carriages,
but no place to go.
They’d have armor and weapons,
but no parades.
Instead of writing,
they might go back to using knotted cords.
They’d enjoy eating,
take pleasure in clothes,
be happy with their houses,
devoted to their customs.[60]

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Chronology :

November 07, 2021 : Book 2, Chapter 80 -- Added.

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