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Tzu, Lao - Fame or Self: Which matters more

Identifier

003914

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Partly about the need to reduce desire and also about the need to squash the ego

 

A description of the experience

Fame or Self: Which matters more?
Self or Wealth: Which is more precious?
Gain or Loss: Which is more painful?
He who is attached to things will suffer much.
He who saves will suffer heavy loss.
A contented man is rarely disappointed.
He who knows when to stop does not find himself in trouble.
He will stay forever safe.

The source of the experience

Tzu, Lao

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Contemplation and detachment

Commonsteps

References

Tao Teh Ching