The Common Good

According to legends, Laozi leaves China on his water buffalo
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Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.

— Tao Te Ching

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