Contend With No One
True words are not necessarily beautiful.
Beautiful words are not necessarily truthful.
One who is achieved does not argue,
one who argues is not achieved.
One who knows the deepest truth
does not need segmental information.
Ones who knows vast amounts of information
may not know the truth.
One of deep virtue
is not occupied with amassing material goods,
yet the more he lives for others,
the richer his life becomes.
The more he gives, the more his life abounds.
The subtle Way of the universe is beneficial, not harmful.
The integral nature of a person
is to extend one’s virtue unconditionally
and to contend with no one.
source: Lao Tzu, Tao Teh Ching
image: Eddie’s Photos, Full Moon Early 2017