THE WAY OF THE ACTION OF THE SOUL
A New Translation of the Tao Te Ching
by Alan Sheets and Barbara Tovey
SoulType 6, Chapter 69
using force a saying emerges: I dare not act like a ruler, but
instead I must act like a guest.
Do not venture an inch when you can withdraw a foot.
This is called progress without progressing.
Apply force to no opponent.
Manage without weapons.
is no greater calamity than disregarding the enemy.
Disregarding your enemy brings you close to the death of what
two armies meet and inspect each other, grieve for the winner!
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