Verse 24

Bid on NFT

On his tiptoes a man is not steady 
Taking long strides he cannot keep pace 
To the self-serving, nothing shines forth 
To the self-promoting, nothing is distinguished 
To the self-appointing, nothing bears fruit 
To the self-righteous, nothing endures 
From the viewpoint of Tao, this self-indulgence 
    is like rotting food and painful growths on the body— 
Things that all creatures despise 
So why hold onto them? 
When walking the path of Tao 
    this is the very stuff 
    that must be uprooted, thrown out, and left behind