Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Choice from Tao Te Ching

Having finished translating the old Fukuoka's writing, I chose a quotation from Lao Tsu.
I had thought it would be easy because Fukuoka is nikcknamed a modern day Lao Tsu, but it was not the case.
I looked for something relating to "non judgement", thinking that I would be able to end the article quoting Jesus' famous words "Don't judge others".
It would have been perfectly suitable to the article's context if I had found a line like, "Good and evil do not exist".
In reality, Lao Tsu didn't clearly mentioned that there is neither good nor evil. The closest to this among what he said is that one should not respect either virtue nor righteousness.

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