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When the natural order is disrupted, artificial constructs replace true harmony.

Chapter 18

When the great Tao is forgotten,
Kindness and morality arise.
When wisdom and intelligence are born,
The great pretense begins.
When there is no peace within the family,
Filial piety and devotion arise.
When the country is confused and in chaos,
Loyal ministers appear.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

In the movie "The Matrix," people live in an artificial world disconnected from the natural order. This serves as a reminder that when we lose touch with the Tao, we can become trapped in illusions and lose our connection to what is truly important.

Dudeism Abides

When we lose touch with the Tao and the natural way of things, we resort to artificial constructs such as morality, wisdom, and loyalty to compensate for the lost harmony.

Lost connection, Tao,
Artificial constructs rise,
True harmony fades.

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