Chapter 68 Tao Te Ching As we see in Chapters 30 and 31, and elsewhere, Lao Tzu appears to feel that war is sometimes inevitable. When the war must be fought, he says it should be done with compassion and respect – an extension of the life the sage would counsel in peaceful times. The Best Warriors The great generals are not warlike The great warriors do not get angry Those who are good at defeating enemies do not engage them Those who are good at managing people lower themselves The great generals and leaders do not seek a fight or war. They are slow to go to war. …..
The Newborn And Taoist Sage Tao Te Ching Chapter 55 We all are aware an infant child is so innocent and free of all the worries of life except for food and physical comfort. Lao Tzu compares a newborn child to being in the Tao. In this chapter he goes from the newborn child in the Tao to old thing not in the Tao. Newborns “Those who hold an abundance of virtue Are similar to newborn infants” (1) A person who embraces the Tao has an abundance of virtue (being pure and innocent) like a newborn baby. The newborn accepts things as they are in the present moment. The baby …..