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When Tao prevails,
Stallions are freed to fertilize the fields.
When Tao is ignored,
Warhorses are bred along the borderlands.

There is no curse more deep-rooted than discontentment,
And no affliction more self-stoking than greed,
For only when one learns how to cultivate contentment,
Can they ever hope to experience satisfaction.

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