--and thus (all) get to be sincere.For Derek Lin,
~ James Legge translation, from The Sacred Books of the East, 1891 ~
Because Virtue is faithfulness.
~ Gia-fu Feng and Jane English translation, published by Vintage Books, 1989 ~
Thus the virtue of belief
~ Derek Lin translation, from Tao Te Ching: Annotated & Explained, published by SkyLight Paths, 2006 ~
This is real faith.
~ Ron Hogan rendition, from Beatrice.com, 2004 ~
The compassion of the sages is truly universal. They treat people well, whether they are deserving of kindness or not. In general, sages expect the best from everyone and get it, because people cannot help but raise their standards to live up to the bar that the sages have set for them.To view the Index page for this series to see what you may have missed or would like to read again, go here.