Community Self Management, Empowerment and Development
English version of this poem
Go to the People (Telegu)
Poem by Lau Tsu
translated by
Billa Sarath
edited by Phil Bartle
Go  (Telegu)
to the People
Live with them
Love them
Learn from them
Start from where they are
Work with them
Build with what they have
But of the best leaders
When the task is accomplished
The work completed

The people all remark:
'We have done it ourselves'
Lao Tsu