bobby1933 (bobby1933) wrote,
bobby1933
bobby1933

Tao Te Ching- 67

"...Courage stems from showing
kindness and mercy to others.
Generosity starts with knowing
what a thing is worth.
True leadership begins with knowing
your place in the world.

"But these days,
I see everyone trying to act courageous
without any trace of compassion.
They try to be generous
but they don't practice moderation
in their own lives.
They act like leaders,
but they have no sense of modesty.
No good can come of this.

"If you want to get ahead,
show people compassion.
When other people attack you,
defend yourself with compassion.
It's the most powerful force in the universe.
-
Daily Tao - 67

T
hank you to the estimable trevoke
Tags: humility, perspective on "history", sacred poetry, tao te ching, taoism, toward compassion
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