Monday, April 11, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 69-5 Underestimating the enemy
No disaster is as big as underestimating the enemy. (Ch.69)
Don't underestimate your enemy.
Even if you think about this within the limit of conventional wisdom, it is difficult to disagree.
But this cautious approach in a competition or a battle is not at all what Lao Tzu wanted to tell us.
He is saying here:
"It is disastrous if you don't accept your enemy as part of your own self".
In other words, your enemy is part of your hologram.
Respect your enemy while respecting your own self.
No matter what you do, you are sending Love (=Tao), but respecting someone is one of the easy "acts" to send Love consciously.
-Use of arms 69-1
-Be passive 69-2
-Advance without advancing 69-4
-Underestimating the enemy 69-5
-Lost treasures 69-6
-Love wins 69-7
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 69
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☞«Tao Te Ching» the first line comparison (1) / "The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao." «A New English Version (Perennial Classic)» by Stephen Mitchell on the left. / "The Tao that can be understood is not the eternal, cosmic Tao" «Tao Te Ching» by Dwight Goddard on the right.