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The Book of The Way, Day by Day

Thursday, 29 February, 2024 | 72

When they lose their sense of awe,
people turn to religion.
When they no longer trust themselves,
they begin to depend upon authority.

Therefore the Master steps back
so that people won't be confused.
He teaches without a teaching,
so that people will have nothing to learn.

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Translation by Stephen Mitchell, used with permission.

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