I’m thinking…

…about Tao

 

The great warriors have a saying,

“I dare not act as host but would rather be a guest

I dare not advance an inch but would rather retreat a foot”

So advance but do not use your feet

Seize but do not use your arms

Cut but do not use your sword

Fight but do not use your own power

There is no greater misfortune than feeling “I have an enemy”

For when “I” and “enemy” exist together there is no room left for my treasure

Thus, when two opponents meet

the one without an enemy will surely triumph

 

 

…Verse 69 from “Tao Te Ching”

Lao-Tzu, translated by Jonathan Star
ISBN: 978-158542-618-8

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