Chapter 68

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing)
Classic of the Way and Virtue



By Lao Tzu (Laozi)


Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo, Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove Notebooks, Red Bluff, California

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Chapter 68

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) by Lao Tzu

 

English and Chinese (Wade-Giles) Terms:  Compliance with Heaven, Be a Peaceful Warrior, Good or Skillful (shan), Act (wei), Soldier or Officer (shih), Don't Contend, Without Desire, Not Warlike or Not Violent (pu wu), Battle (chan), Angry (nu), Defeat (shêng), Enemy (ti), Blend with the Tao, Engage or Join (), Employ or Utilize (yung), People (jên), Below or Lower or Humble (hsia), Effective Military Leaders, Content or Quarrel (chêng), Virtue or Power (), Leadership, Fighting, Battle, Strategy, Tactics, Caution, Strength or Capacity (li), Avoid Anger, Humility, Peacefulness, Not Wrathful, Power (Te), Peaceful Persuasion, Conqueror, Way of Heaven, Calmness, Commander, Employer, General, Perfection (chi), Pair or Mate (p'ei), Inferior, Heaven (t'ien), Ancient (ku), Superior, Perfect or Ultimate or Sublime (chi),  Enemy, Restraint, In Accord with Heaven, Not Striving,   配天  

Términos en Español:  Cielos, Sea un Guerrero Pacífico, No Contienden, Sin Deseo, Liderazgo, Lucha, Estrategia, Táctica,  Humildad, Tranquilidad, No Colérico, Potencia, Persuasión, Conquistador, Camino del Cielo, Calma, Comandante, Empleador, General, Perfección, Inferior, Superior, Enemigo, Restricción, Bueno, Hábil, Ley, Soldado, Oficial, no Violencia, Batalla, Enojado, Derrota, Ingreso, Personas, Baja, Contratar, Humilde, Oren, Pelea, Virtud, Poder, Fuerza, Capacidad, Cielo, Antiguo, Perfecto, Ultimate, Sublime, Último, Sublime. 

 

 

 

"He who excels as a warrior is not warlike.
He who excels as a fighter is not wrathful.
He who excels in conquering the enemy does not strive.
He who excels in employing men is lowly.
This is called the virtue of not-striving.
This is called utilizing men's ability.
This is called complying with heaven-since olden times the highest." 
-  Translated by D. T. Suzuki and Paul Carus, 1913, Chapter 68  

 

 

"He who in Tao's wars has skill
Assumes no martial port;
He who fights with most good will
To rage makes no resort.
He who vanquishes yet still
Keeps from his foes apart;
He whose hests men most fulfill
Yet humbly plies his art.
Thus we say, 'He ne'er contends,
And therein is his might.'
Thus we say, 'Men's wills he bends,
That they with him unite.'
Thus we say, 'Like Heaven's his ends,
No sage of old more bright.' "
-  Translated by James Legge, 1891, Chapter 68   

 

 

"A good warrior is not warlike;
A good fighter does not lose his temper;
A good conqueror is not pugnacious;
A good leader of men is humble.
This is called the virtue of non-contention,
Also called the use of other's strength,
Also called harmony with Heaven's Eternal Supreme Will."
-  Translated by Henry Wei, 1982, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

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"A canny soldier never provokes anyone,
And is never made to lose his temper.
A good fighter never confronts his enemy head-on:
And those who know how to handle people do it humbly.
This comes from the virtue of not-striving,
and from knowing how to link with other people's energy.
Since time gone in the mists
this has been the way to 'pair up' with Heaven."
- Translated by Ramsey, Kwok and Palmer, 1993, Chapter 68 


 

"Therefore a good leader, like a good soldier
Sees no need to flaunt her might
Never lets his passions sway him out of balance
Allows her opponents to overextend themselves
And in all things places himself below others
If you don't compete, then you're dealing with men correctly
And the tao, in all its antiquity, is on your side"
-  Translated by Ted Wrigley, Chapter 68 

 


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"The best captain does not plunge headlong
Nor is the best soldier a fellow hot to fight.
The greatest victor wins without a battle:
He who overcomes men understands them.
There is a quality of quietness
Which quickens people by no stress:
'fellowship with heaven,' as of old,
Is fellowship with man and keeps its hold."
-  Translated by Witter Bynner, 1944, Chapter 68

 

 

 

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"An effective warrior acts
not from nihilistic anger,
nor from desire to kill.
He who wins should not be vengeful.
An employer should have humility.
If we wish for peace and unity,
our dealings with our fellow man
must be without desire for self-advantage,
and carried out without contention."
-  Translated by Stan Rosenthal, 1984, Chapter 68 

 

 

善為士者不武.
善戰者不怒.
善勝敵者不與.
善用人者為之下.
是謂不爭之德.
是謂用人之力.
是謂配天古之極.
-  Chinese characters, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 68 

 

 

shan wei shih chê pu wu.
shan chan chê pu nu.
shan shêng ti chê pu yü.
shan yung jên chê wei chih hsia.
shih wei pu chêng chih tê. 
shih wei yung jên chih li.
shih wei p'ei t'ien ku chih chi.
-  Wade-Giles Romanization, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 68 

 


Audio Version in Chinese of Chapter 68 of the Tao Te Ching

 


shan wei shi zhe bu wu. 
shan zhan zhe bu nu. 
shan sheng di zhe bu yu. 
shan yong ren zhe wei zhi xia. 
shi wei bu zheng zhi de. 
shi wei yong ren zhi li.
shi wei pei tian gu zhi ji. 
-  Pinyin Romanization, Daodejing, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

 

 

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"The perfect warrior does not flaunt his bravery.
The perfect fighter does not get angry.
The perfect winner does not reveal his tactics.
The perfect employer is humble before his employees.
This is called the virtue of non-fighting.
This is called the ability to manage others.
This is called uniting with the law of Heaven.
Since ancient times, it has been the highest goal."
-  Translated by Chao-Hsiu Chen, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

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Be Enlightened! A Guidebook to the Tao Te Ching and Taoist Meditation: Your Six-Month Journey to Spiritual Enlightenment   By Wes Burgess
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"The best soldier is not violent.
The best fighter is not angry.
The best winner is not contentious.
The best employer is humble.
This is known as the power of not striving,
as ability in human relations,
and as being in accord with heaven."
-  Translated by Sanderson Beck, 1996, Chapter 68 

 

 

"The best warrior leads without haste fights without anger overcomes without confrontation
He puts himself below and brings out the highest in his men
This is the virtue of not confronting of working with the abilities you have of complying with the laws of Heaven
This is the ancient path that leads to perfection"
-  Translated by Johathan Star, 2001, Chapter 68 

 

 

"He who excels as a soldier is the one who is not warlike;
he who fights the best fight is not wrathful;
he who best conquers an enemy is not quarrelsome;
he who best employs people is obedient himself.
This is the virtue of not-quarreling, this is the secret of bringing out other men's ability, this is complying with Heaven.
Since of old it is considered the greatest virtue."
-  Translated by Dwight Goddard, 1919, Chapter 68 

 

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The Complete Works of Lao Tzu: Tao Teh Ching & Hua Hu Ching   Translation and elucidation by Hua Ching Ni
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Taoism: An Essential Guide   By Eva Wong

 

                             

 

 

 

"Those eminent for scholarly virtues are not fighting men.
Those eminent in war do not lose their temper.
Those eminent for victory do not struggle.
Those eminent for making use of others descend to their level.
This may be called the virtue which does not contend;
the power of utilizing men;
the utmost limit that can be reached in equaling Heaven and the men of old."
-  Translated by Frederic Henry Balfour, 1884, Chapter 68  

 

 

"Fight without violence.
Fight without rage.
Forget the supposed hurts done to you and do not seek vengeance.
Take pride in your humility.
Real decency is quiet, it brings people together and empties the self.
It is the same thing that holds the universe together."
-  Translated by Crispin Starwell, Chapter 68 

 

 

"The accomplished person is not aggressive.
The good soldier is not hot tempered.
The best conqueror does not engage the enemy.
The most effective leader takes the lowest place.
This is called the Te of not contending.
This is called the power of the leader.
This is called matching Heaven's ancient ideal."
-  Translated by Stanley Lombardo and Stephen Addiss, 1993, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

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"The best soldier is not warlike the best fighter shows no anger
The one best at defeating the enemy does not engage him.
The one best at managing people puts himself below them.
This is the Te of not contending, this is the power to manage people.
This is being the Counterpart of Heaven equaling the very best of the ancients."
-  Translated by Michael Lafargue, 1992, Chapter 68  

 

 

"In the ancient times:
The perfect warriors were not warlike.
The perfect fighters were not angry.
The perfect winners were not aggressive and the perfect diplomats were humble before the world.
This is called the practice of the virtue of non-struggle.
This is called the use of the wisdom of benevolence.
This is called to comply with the ultimate Nature."
-  Translated by Tang Zi-Chang, Chapter 68
 

 

 

"Those who are good at being knights are not martial.
Those who are good at warfare do not rage.
Those who are good at overcoming their adversaries do not join issue.
Those who are good at employing others put themselves beneath them.
That is called the virtue of non-contention.
That is called the power to employ others.
That is called the perfection attained by becoming a match with Heaven."
-  Translated by Patrick E. Moran, Chapter 68   

 

 

 

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"He who loves, in being a soldier is not warlike.
He who loves, in fighting is not angry.
He who loves, in conquering does not grasp fo self.
He who loves, in employing men is lowly before them.
This is called Manifestation of non-greed.
It is called the power of using men.
It is called Unity with Heaven.
Of Old it was man's highest aim."
-  Translated by Isabella Mears, 1916, Chapter 68 

 

 

"The best warrior does not give free reign to violence.
The most skillful fighter will not let anger cloud his mind.
The skilful tactician wins without a battle.
A great commander overcomes men by placing himself below them.
This is known as the 'virtue of not striving'.
It is also called the ability to manage others.
This is regarded as the earthly embodiment of the way of Heaven."
-  Translated by John Dicus, 2002, Chapter 68 
 

 

"The best captain does not plunge headlong
Nor is the best soldier a fellow hot to fight.
The greatest victor wins without a battle:
He who overcomes men understands them.
There is a quality of quietness
Which quickens people by no stress:
'fellowship with heaven,' as of old,
Is fellowship with man and keeps its hold."
-  Translated by Witter Bynner, 1944, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

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"The great commander is not a warlike man,

The hardest fighter is not a man of wrath,

The greatest conqueror shares not in the strife,

The great employer treads the workmen's path.

This is the virtue known as "striving not,"

The wondrous power of utilizing men,

And this is called the fellowship with Heaven,

The fellowship the ancients followed then."
-  Translated by Isaac Winter Heysinger, 1903, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

 

 

"He who is god at being a officer does not boast of his martialism;
He who is good at fighting does not resort to his rage;
He who is skillful in winning against the enemy does not wrestle with them;
He who is skillful in managing his men has a modest attitude toward them.
This is called the De of not contending with others;
This is called the power of making use of others' force;
This is called being in accord with the Way of Heaven,
Thus it has been a principle very long since."
-  Translated by Ren Jiyu, 1985, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

"The best soldier is not soldierly;
The best fighter is not ferocious;
The best conqueror does not take part in war;
The best employer of men keeps himself below them.
This is called the virtue of not contending;
This is the ability of using men;
This is called the supremacy of consorting with heaven."
-  Translated by Ch'u Ta-Kao, 1904, Chapter 68 

 

 

 

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"The good commander is not imperious.
The good fighter is not wrathful.
The greatest conqueror does not wage war.
The best master governs by condescension.
This is the virtue of not contending.
This is the virtue of persuasion.
This is the imitation of Heaven, and this was the highest aim of the ancients."
-  Translated by Walter Gorn Old, 1904, Chapter 68 

 

 

"A good captain is not impetuous.
A good fighter is not angry.
A good conqueror does not engage his adversaries.
A good user of men makes himself inferior to them.
This may be called the Virtue of not striving.
This may be called the strength to use men.
This may be called the acme of conformity to heaven."
-  Translated by Jan J. L. Duyvendak, 1954, Chapter 68  

 

 

"Celui qui excelle à commander une armée n'a pas une ardeur belliqueuse.
Celui qui excelle à combattre ne se laisse pas aller à la colère.
Celui qui excelle à vaincre ne lutte pas.
Celui qui excelle à emporter les hommes se met au-dessous d'eux.
C'est là ce qu'on appelle posséder la vertu qui consiste à ne point lutter.
C'est ce qu'on appelle savoir se servir des forces des hommes.
C'est ce qu'on appelle s'unir au ciel.
Telle était la science sublime des Anciens."
-  Translated by Stanislas Julien, 1842, Chapter 68

 

 

"Wer gut zu führen weiß,
ist nicht kriegerisch.
Wer gut zu kämpfen weiß,
ist nicht zornig.
Wer gut die Feinde zu besiegen weiß,
kämpft nicht mit ihnen.
Wer gut die Menschen zu gebrauchen weiß,
der hält sich unten.
Das ist das Leben, das nicht streitet;
das ist die Kraft, die Menschen zu gebrauchen;
das ist der Pol, der bis zum Himmel reicht."
-  Translated by Richard Wilhelm, 1911, Chapter 68

 

 

 

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"Un buen militar no es belicoso.
Un buen guerrero no es irascible.
Un buen vencedor evita la guerra.
Un buen empleador se supedita ante sus empleados.
Esta es la virtud del no-confrontar,
el método que los hombres deberían aplicar.
Este es el modo más perfecto
de entrar en Armonía con el Cielo."
-  Translation from Wikisource, 2013, Tao Te Ching,
Capítulo 68

 

 

"Buen general no ama la agresión.
Buen guerrero no conoce el odio.
Si quieres vencer al enemigo, no te enfrentes a él.
Si quieres dominar a los hombres ponte por debajo de ellos.
Esto se llama el poder del no-luchar.
Esto es usar la habilidad de los hombres.
Esto se llama desde la antigüedad estar en armonía con el cielo y es el poder más grande."
Translation from Logia Medio Dia, 2015, Tao Te Ching, Capítulo 68

 

 

"Un buen soldado nunca es agresivo; un buen guerrero nunca es irascible.
La mejor manera de conquistar a un enemigo es ganarle sin enfrentarse a él.
La mejor manera de emplear a alguien es servir bajo sus órdenes.
A esto se llama la virtud de la no-lucha!
A esto se llama emplear las capacidades de los hombres!
A esto se llama estar casado con el cielo desde siempre!"
-  Translated into Spanish by Alfonso Colodrón from the John C. H. Wu English translation, 1993,
Capítulo 68 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gushen Grove Notebooks for the Tao Te Ching


Research and Indexing by
Michael P. Garofalo

Green Way Research, Valley Spirit Center, Gushen Grove Notebooks, Red Bluff, California
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Tao Te Ching
 Chapter Number Index


Standard Traditional Chapter Arrangement of the Daodejing
Chapter Order in Wang Bi's Daodejing Commentary in 246 CE
Chart by Mike Garofalo
Index
 

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11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70
71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
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