The Daily Dharma – October 27, 2021

Lung’Arno sul ponte della carraia, firenze. by Matteo Vistocco
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
from the Taoteching