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The Daily Dharma – July 16, 2021

Oil painting of an orange lily flower.
Lily, Studio Painting Seamus Berkeley

Which is more vital,
fame or health?
Which is more precious,
health or riches?
Which is more harmful,
Loss or gain?
The deeper the [desire]the higher the cost.
The bigger the treasure,
the greater the loss
Who knows contentment
suffers no shame.
Who knows restraint
encounters no trouble,
And thus lives long.

from The Taoteching