He who is in harmony with the Tao is like a newborn child (before he develops all the habits of the world).
Deadly insects will not sting him. Wild beasts will not attack him.
Birds of prey will not strike him.
His bones are soft, his muscles seem weak, yet his grip is firm.
He has not experienced the union of man and woman, but his manhood is strong. (His soft feminine power and strong masculine power are in harmony.)
He can scream all day without becoming hoarse.
This is from the perfect harmony of body and spirit.
Knowing how to maintain the harmony of body and spirit, is called returning to “constancy”.
Knowing if he is in the stage is of “constancy” is called returning to “clarity”.
If one indulges in the enjoyment of sensation, that will be harmful to him. (Because it prevents his virtues from developing.)
If one overcontrols things and delights himself overpowering someone, this is called being rigid.
If one overburdens himself, it will drain out his life.
This is not the Tao. Whatever is against the Tao will lead to death of the spirit.
Implications from the Holy Books
O SON OF BEING! My love is My stronghold; he that entereth therein is safe and secure, and he that turneth away shall surely stray and perish. —Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic 9
O SON OF UTTERANCE! Thou art My stronghold; enter therein that thou mayest abide in safety. My love is in thee, know it, that thou mayest find Me near unto thee. —Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic 10