Tao Te Ching verse 75…. Home › Forum Online Discussion › Philosophy › Tao Te Ching verse 75…. This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by TaoMonkeyMind 5 years, 7 months ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts June 5, 2012 at 11:13 pm #39336 TaoMonkeyMind Lao Tzu on government: “Why are the people starving? – Because their grain is being eaten up by taxes! That’s why they’re starving. Why are the people rebellious? – Because those above them meddle in their lives! That is why the people are rebellious. Why do the people regard death so lightly? – Because they are so involved in their own living! That is why the people regard death so lightly. In the end, The treasure of life is missed by those who hold on and gained by those who let go.” Greenville Tao Society Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.