Governing a large country is like frying a small fish, you can’t keep stirring it. (When government keeps changing policies or doing unnecessary things it’s like stirring the fish.)
If a ruler uses Tao to lead his people, ghosts (evil / idle fancies and vain imaginations) will have no power, and there will be no place for it to cause trouble. (They will not cause him to change policies and do unnecessary things.)
Even if the actions of ghosts (evil / idle fancies and vain imaginations) cause trouble it won’t have effect, the trouble they cause can’t harm anyone.
Therefore, when Tao is taught in a country, both the ghosts (evil / idle fancies and vain imaginations) and the sage cause no harm. All people can be nourished by Tao and develop virtues.
[When spiritual education is taught in a country, then everyone can abide beneath the shadow of the bounty of Tao and return to the state where everyone is nourished by Tao and continue to progress in their own path.]
Implications from the Holy Books
“It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear. The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain,”Says the Lord. — Isaiah 65:24-25