Tao Te #72 ~ Confidence
When people feel no awe of the awful
then they begin to waffle
and the greater will be their awe
if they become unlawful
a family's home is its castle
it is wise to let them have privacy
so they do not become restless
and then long to see
into your own domain
if one does not annoy
one will not be annoyed
to be without noyd
is to be lost in the void
for this means to be without DivineUnity
Therefore the sage
thus attaining the deepest perspective
knowing that the best detective
begins his journey of discovery
he does not take himself to seriously
along with flattery
the master dwells within DivineUnity
rejecting that and choosing this
the master attains true bliss
What can this teach us?
Where does the phrase "a man's home is his castle" come from?
Why was this important to the founders of the United States?
Why is there a right to privacy in the 1st World but not in the 2nd world?
What legal decision demonstrated clearly that the United States is now firmly seated in the 2nd World?
How can we evaluate as to whether we are in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd World?
What does it mean to be "without noyd"?
How do we get a deeper perspective from introspection?
Why does a sage not take himself/herself seriously?