Tao Te Ching - Chapter: 62
- Every living thing gets its strength from Tao.
Good people respect the value of Tao.
The wicked and foolish don’t, but Tao provides for them anyway.
Some people gain power and prestige through fancy words, others through great deeds.
But Tao is available to everyone, not just the powerful. So don’t look down on anybody.
Thus, when a new leader is chosen, don’t offer to help him with your wealth or your expertise.
Offer instead to teach him about the Tao.
Why did the ancient Masters esteem the Tao?
Because, being one with the Tao, when you seek, you find;
and when you make a mistake, you are forgiven.
That is why everybody loves it.