I can't really write a summary of this book; instead it has to be impressions: something to revisit when I come back to it in the future.
This version is an interpretation by Ursula Guin, which is why I picked it up in the first place.
- The call to simplicity and touching lightly on the world both resonates and repels me at the same time.
- Living in harmony with the world without affecting it at all: I can appreciate that for everything but the value I add from my life.
Contentment is wealth.
So great-minded people abide in the kernel not the husk
All you grasp will be thrown away. All you hoard will be utterly lost.
to be comfortable in the world, stay calm and clear.
Nobody who fusses is fit to run things.
Then you can't be controlled by love or by rejection. You can't be controlled by profit or by loss. You can't be controlled by praise or by humiliation. Then you have honor under heaven.
The more ingenious the skillful are, the more monstrous their inventions.
People whose power is real fulfill their obligations;