You don't live in a world, the world lives in YOU

69th Verse~Living the Love and Wisdom of the Tao

April 15, 2016

"There is no greater misfortune than feeling I have an enemy, for when I have an enemy, there is no room for God."

There is a saying among soldiers; I dare not make the first move but would rather play the guest; I dare not advance an inch but would rather withdraw a foot. 

This is called going forward without advancing, pushing back without using weapons. There is no greater misfortune than feeling "I have an enemy", for when "I" and "enemy"; exist together, there is no room left for my treasure.

Thus, when two opponents meet, the one without an enemy will surely triumph.

When armies are evenly matched, the one with compassion wins.