Tao Te Ching on Peace and Nonviolence (1)
INSPIRATIONAL, 8 May 2023
Lao Tzu – TRANSCEND Media Service
Quoted from the Tao Te Ching, a Chinese classic text written around 400 BC and traditionally credited to the sage Laozi, though the text’s authorship and the dates of composition and compilation are debated.
Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao,
Counsel him not to use force to conquer the universe.
For this would only cause resistance.
Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has passed.
Lean years follow in the wake of a great war.
Just do what needs to be done.
Never take advantage of power.
But never glory in them.
But never boast.
But never be proud.
Because this is the natural way.
But not through violence.
Force is followed by loss of strength.
This is not the way of Tao.
That which goes against the Tao comes to an early end.
Source: Tao Te Ching – Jane English.pdf (spiritual-teaching.org)
Download: Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu PDF
Laozi (born 571 B.C.), also romanized as Lao Tzu and various other ways, was a semi-legendary ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher, credited with writing the Tao Te Ching. Laozi is a Chinese honorific, generally translated as “the Old Master”.
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