"Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self needs strength.
He who knows he has enough is rich.
Perseverance is a sign of willpower.
He who stays where he is endures.
To die but not to perish is to be eternally present."
Dao De Jing - Chapter 33
The Three Jewels
1. Compassion leads to courage.
2. Moderation leads to generosity.
3. Humility leads to leadership.
Dao De Jing - Chapter 67
"If you want to know me, look inside your heart."
Dao De Jing
- Do not emphasize status, intelligence, or possessions.
- Govern with the least visibility and with a serving attitude.
- Reduce laws and govern lightly.
- Take few actions that involve the people.
- Treat other countries non-aggressively.
Dao De Jing
"Taoists reason that the negative emotions can be transformed to utilize their life force. Therefore, to expel or suppress unwanted, negative emotions is to expel or suppress life force.
Rather than suppressing them, you gain more by experiencing these emotions. This means you permit them to emerge and you observe and accept them, but do not let them run wild or trigger other negative emotions. Instead you transform them not only into useful life-force energy, but also into another, higher consciousness that is your spiritual energy.
Master Mantak Chia