Saturday, August 19, 2006

Tao of Yeshua: Chapter 12

The five colors blind the eye.
The five notes deafen the ear.
The five flavors cloy the palate.
Galloping and hunting madden the mind.
Goods that are difficult to obtain invite crime.
Therefore the Saint cares for the belly and not for the eye.
indeed, he rejects the one and chooses the other.

Excess corrupts.
It causes the pleasant to become repulsive.
This is why people who think prosperity
beyond having their basic needs met helps them
to achieve joy, place, or purpose become insatiable.
Wanting more than enough will always lead to
wanting too much.