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from the Tao Te Ching Lao Tzu translated by D.C. Lau

What advice does Lao Tzu give with regard to desires?

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He says, β€œTo understand the limitation of things, desire them.” This means that things have very little intrinsic value. Think of something you desired like a car or skateboard or fancy clothes. In time they become meaningless as was your desire.