Chapter 8 : 不争无尤

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上善若水。水善利万物而不争,处众人之所恶,故几於道。居善地,心善渊,与善仁,言善信,正善治,事善能,动善时。夫唯不争,故无尤。

The highest virtuous is like water, as water brings life to all, without any struggle and willingly inhabits the vile, thus it is like the encompassing Dao. Reside in state of virtuous, a heart with boundless affections, with universal compassion, convey genuinely & sincerely, govern righteously, serve with good intention, & act with kindness. One does not have to compete with kindness, therefore no conflict exists.

Just as water encompass all that it comes into contact with, and it holds no distinction where it resides, be in a clear lake, or murky pond. Our compassion for everything and all, can ensure that there might not be conflict with one & all.

 

 

 

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