Tao The Golden Gate, Volume 1 …
Tao The Golden Gate, Volume 1
Discipline has to be effortless; it has to be out
of sheer understanding. Repression has
nothing to do with understanding, with learning.
Others tell you what to do and what not to do;
others give you the Ten Commandments. You
have simply to follow, you have to be obedient.
And who are these others? They are the
powerful people -- politically powerful,
religiously powerful. They may be the rich
people, the people who own the state or the
church, the dominant people.
They have their vested interests; to safeguard
their vested interests they create a certain kind
of slavery, a mental slavery. They want people
to be obedient, they don't want people to be
rebellious; hence they cannot allow
Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol. 1, ch. 2