The Daily Dharma – June 15, 2021

Close-up painting of a siloutette of a religious statue in front of stained glass window of Dawros Church, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.

Use the Tao to help your king
don’t use weapons to rule the land
such things soon return
where armies camp
brambles grow
best to win then stop
don’t make use of force
win but don’t be proud
win but don’t be vain
win but don’t be cruel
win when you have no choice
this is to win without force
virility means old age
this isn’t the Tao
what isn’t the Tao ends early

Lao-tzu
The Taoteching

Featured Facing the Light Painting Seamus Berkeley