Whoever takes the empire and wishes to do anything to it I see will have no
respite. The empire is a sacred vessel and nothing should be done to it.
I am led to consider that since all things in harmony and discord make up the universe, power or earthly desire would upset the balance of nature, and a sage following the path should avoid these things. I'm at work right now, and I can percieve inner-truth while reading that statement. Competition is uneccessary and a waste of energy. Peace is the only way to sucess within one's own mind.
Hence some things lead and some follow;
Some breathe gently and some breathe hard;
Some are strong and some are weak;
Some destroy and some are destroyed.
Therefore the wise avoids excess, extravagance, and arrogance.
My interperetation of this passage is that all things are reflections of subjective reality, and each have their opposite. 'For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.' We also see that Enlightenment would mean perfect harmony with nature, and all things in balance with the universe.
Is there anything I seem to have missed :?: