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The Living Tao – Poem 19

Poem 19

Destroy the men of wisdom

Stop teachers in their tracks

Let the people go to their homes

Without the fear of right and wrong

They know what they must do

They do what they know

They want their bellies filled

They want their children covered at night

Banish the profiteers

Abolish the need for judiciality

Then the people will go their Way

Knowing what is correct what is incorrect

They will not be concerned with the outcome of misdeeds

None will exist


Most people are not interested in the sayings of the supposed great and wise men of ancient times or in the opinions of modern sages. People are interested only in being able to live their lives without difficulty while enjoying the fruits of their labors. That is wisdom enough for any man. When others seek to impose rules and regulations, the free man will by his very nature seek to overthrow the authority that he did not desire in the first place. He does this in ways of silence and in ways of noise. Kings would be wise to understand the need to govern from afar if in fact they have to govern at all. Ignorance is indeed bliss and should never be based on what another decides is yet ignorance of others.

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About Stephen F. Kaufman

Author of the best-selling interpretations of Musashi's "Book of Five Rings," Sun Tzu's "Art of War," along with Lao Tzu's "Living Tao," "The Shogun's Scroll," "The Way of the Modern Warrior," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for contemporary negotiations. Rev. Stephen F. Kaufman is the founder of Self-Revealization Acceptance™, the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results. Acknowledged as a founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10 Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world in 1991 by international peer associations. His karate martial arts system is recognized by leading world martial arts master to be one of the most realistic warrior methods in the world. He has received countless awards and honors for his work. He has been awarded the Platinum Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Martial Arts Pioneer award denoting 50 years of service to the art.

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