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December 12, 2012

Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin once said that one man’s death was a tragedy but a million deaths were a statistic. Stalin used purges to get rid of what he considered undesirables or troublemakers. Millions of people went to their deaths in camps or in executions. However, not all purges are bad. We can use a purge to get rid of our negative emotions and behaviors. We often loathe yet tolerate what we find displeasing in others and ourselves. It is easier to complain then to make changes. We need to send away these negatives. If we only look to the Dao, we can find ways to create stability and peace.