Published: July 15, 2021

The Master Doesn’t Try To Be Powerful

The Master doesn’t try to be powerful;
thus he is truly powerful.
The ordinary man keeps reaching for power;
thus he never has enough.

The Master does nothing,
yet he leaves nothing undone.
The ordinary man is always ding things,
yet many more are left to be done.

Therefore the Master concerns himself
With the depths and not the surface,
With the fruit and not the flower.

Teaching without words,
Performing without actions:
That is the Master’s way.

The Master arrives without leaving,
Sees the light without looking,
Achieves without doing a thing.

The Master is above the people,
And no one feels oppressed.
She goes ahead of the people,
And no feels manipulated.
The whole world is grateful to her.
Because she competes with no one,
No one can compete with her.”

― Lao Tzu

Published: July 15, 2021

Categories: Martial Arts