Hatred & Violence 71. Hatred & Violence Hatred & Violence

A good warrior is never violent. A good fighter is never offensive. A great victor defeats his opponent, but not by challenging him. The great commander is humble. This is called the power of non-contention. This is also called making use of the efforts of others. To follow this is to follow the pattern of the subtle law of the universe.

-Tao Teh Ching #68

There are three treasures which I embrace and follow closely:

   The first is to be kind;

   The second is to be simple;

   The third is not to take the lead in the world.

Because you are kind and compassionate, you have the courage to serve the world. Because you are simple, you can therefore be great. Because you do not take the lead in the world, you do not impede the natural growth of things. Thus, you can evolve free from strife. If a person endeavors to be brave without first being kind, great purposed without first simplifying his life, an authority without first denying himself, Then he is only courting destruction. Kindness can help you win a war. Kindness can help you defend your country. Kindness will cause the response of the "corresponding energy" of the universe which will support and protect you.

-Tao Teh Ching #67

"Like attracts like."

Good people, sooner or later will receive good things. Bad people, sooner or later, will receive bad things.

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

-Proverbs 16:32

For all who take the sword will perish by the sword.

-Jesus, Matthew 26:52



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