'Learning the Nei Jing in Small Bites™,' Su Wen, Chapter One, Session 2: Huang Di & Qi Bo Discuss The Tao
This session of the discussion in Chapter One concludes the dialogue between the Yellow Emperor and Qi Bo on the longevity of those of 'antiquity' compared to the common person at the time of the compilation of the text about 2300 years or more ago.
The confounding of the HT by desire and the distinction between wants and needs threads its way throughout the conversation.
Cultivation of simplicity for the sake of peace and self-actualization are standing behind the questions and answers of our two protagonists.
Our times are, arguably, far more challenging in many ways to the conditions inside of which the ancients lived. May we learn many lessons from Qi Bo and Huang Di!