Taoism is not a religion. No gods to please or displease. No theology. No doctrine. No ecclesiastical hierarchy. No organs. No hymnbooks. No Bible studies... But one thing it shares in common with all religions is an utter incompatibility with Capitalism in all forms. The profit motive is the original sin. Adam and Eve were in Paradise and sought a better life. One of the Lost Sayings of Jesus goes, "If you are in it for more than you have, you are never going to get there." The second pillar of Capitalism is, "There is always more than you have, and you can never have enough." Capitalism fosters greed, ruthlessness, viciousness, rapacity, craving, envy, jealously, discontent, the wrong kind of emptiness and wandering soullessness. Knowing when we have what we need and being content with that is nature's way. Nature has no need of banks and stock markets. And Capitalism has no need of nature, as the lessons of history have shown.
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Gorgeous geese in fog. We’re on exactly the same page, I am happy to say.
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