04 February 2012

Unseemly Laughter

Scholars of the highest class, when they hear about the Dao, earnestly carry it into practice. 
Scholars of the middle class, having heard about it, seem now to keep it and now to lose it. 
Scholars of the lowest class, when they have heard about it, laugh greatly at it. 

If it were not thus laughed at, it would not be fit to be the Dao.