06 June 2011

Seventy-Three

A courageous and reckless man will kill or be killed.
A courageous and careful man will preserve life.
Of the two, which is beneficial, and which brings harm?
Who knows what heaven favors.
Even the sage is unsure.

The way of heaven does not contend, yet overcomes.
Does not speak, yet converses.
Without being summoned, it comes of its own,
unhurried, and according to plan.

The net of heaven is vast.
Though the mesh is wide, nothing slips through.