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Horace: In Praise of Simple Living

Learn how great the virtue is, my friends, of plain living … When exercise has made you less fastidious, hungry, Thirsty, then spurn plain food, refuse to drink the mead … Well, bread and salt will soothe a rumbling belly. … Continue reading

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Eleventh Taoist Contemplation: People Like the Side Paths

The relationship between naturalism, tranquility, and simplicity is explored. The great Tao is broad and plain But people like the side paths Tao Te Ching, Chapter 53 The above portion of Taoist scripture is immediately reminiscent of the “pedantry of Aristotle” … Continue reading

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Ninth Taoist Contemplation: Control of Desires

 Nothing is enough to someone for whom what is enough is little. The thankless nature of the soul makes the creature endlessly greedy for variations in its lifestyle. Vatican Sayings 68-69 Goods that are difficult to acquire make one cause damage. – … Continue reading

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