Verse 3

Bid on NFT

Putting a value of status 
    will cause people to compete 
Hoarding treasure 
    will turn them into thieves 
Showing off possessions 
    will disturb their daily lives 
Thus the Sage rules 
    by stilling minds and opening hearts 
    by filling bellies and strengthening bones 
He shows people how to be simple 
    and live without desires 
To be content 
    and not look for other ways 
With the people so pure 
Who could trick them? 
What clever ideas could lead them astray? 
When action is pure and selfless 
    everything settles into its own perfect place