The one who follows Tao does things selflessly, so there is nothing he cannot do.
If a leader centers himself in Tao, everything will be fostered by itself.
After people possess more and start showing the signs of desire,
Then I (Lao Tzu) will assist them to return to Tao and eliminate unnecessary positions (names).
With fewer official positions (names and praise), it will remove people’s desire. Then their mind can return to calm.
Everything will return to its order. Without desire the human heart will be in peace, and people will return to righteousness.
Implications from the Holy Books
Aid me, O my Lord, to surrender myself wholly to Thy Will, and to arise and serve Thee, for I cherish this earthly life for no other purpose than to compass the Tabernacle of Thy Revelation and the Seat of Thy Glory. Thou seest me, O my God, detached from all else but Thee, and humble and subservient to Thy Will. Deal with me as it beseemeth Thee, and as it befitteth Thy highness and great glory.
O ‘Alí! The bounty of Him Who is the Lord of all worlds hath been, and is still being, vouchsafed unto thee. Arm thyself with His strength and power, and arise to aid His Cause and to magnify His holy name. Let not thine ignorance in human learning and thy inability to read or write grieve thine heart. The doors of His manifold grace are within the mighty grasp of the power of the one true God. He hath opened, and will continue to open, them in the face of all them that serve Him. I fain would hope that this breeze of Divine sweetness will, at all times, continue to be wafted from the meadow of thine heart upon the whole world, in such wise that its effects may be manifested in every land. He it is that hath power over all things. He, verily, is the Most Powerful, the All-Glorious, the Almighty. ── Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh 142
Say: the essence of all power is God’s, the highest and the last End of all creation. The source of all majesty is God’s, the Object of the adoration of all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth. Such forces as have their origin in this world of dust are, by their very nature, unworthy of consideration. ── Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh 163
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