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September 2, 2013

The ordinary man is luminously clear,


The ordinary man is luminously clear,
I alone seem confused.
The ordinary man is searchingly exact,
I alone am vague and uncertain.

How nebulous!
as the ocean;
How blurred!
as though without boundary.

The masses all have a purpose,
I alone am stubborn and uncouth.

- - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, trans. by Victor H. Mair

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 2, 2013 12:50 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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