Tao Te Ching Chapter 68

68th Chapter
A good soldier won’t fight just because he knows how.
A good fighter won’t fight just because of his emotions.
One who is good at winning won’t create conflict just to win.
A good manager makes himself low to elevate others.
All of these are called the virtue of non-competition.
This is called knowing how to use people’s power.
He is also called one with divine attributes (the image of God).

Implications from the Holy Books

O COMPANION OF MY THRONE! Hear no evil, and see no evil, abase not thyself, neither sigh and weep. Speak no evil, that thou mayest not hear it spoken unto thee, and magnify not the faults of others that thine own faults may not appear great; and wish not the abasement of anyone, that thine own abasement be not exposed. Live then the days of thy life, that are less than a fleeting moment, with thy mind stainless, thy heart unsullied, thy thoughts pure, and thy nature sanctified, so that, free and content, thou mayest put away this mortal frame, and repair unto the mystic paradise and abide in the eternal kingdom for evermore. …—Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Persian 44

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