Translation: Tao Te King – Chapter 12. Closing doors

Chapter 12. Closing doors

Light blinds the eyes of human. Sound deafens his ears. Taste corrupts the palate. Hunting makes man wild and treasures test him.

This is why the wise man takes care of his soul and not his senses.

His senses he neglects but his soul he takes with both hands.

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Image of a biggish fusion reactor “someone” stuck into the sky. PD by artist User:Nikolang





Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.

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