When rich speculators prosper
while farmers lose their land;
when government officials spend money on weapons
instead of cures;
when the upper class is extravagant and irresponsible
while the poor have nowhere to turn —
all this is robbery and chaos.
It is not in keeping with the Tao.
Chapter 53 – Tao Te Ching
Let the believer who is lowly boast in being raised up,
and the rich in being brought low, because the rich will disappear like a flower in the field.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the field,
its flower falls, and its beauty perishes.
It is the same way with the rich;
in the midst of a busy life, they will wither away.
In stillness. Listen.
In gentleness. Return to Nature.
anthony glenn miller