HE who knows how to guide a ruler in the path
Does not try to override the world with force of arms.
It is in the nature of a military weapon to turn against its
After a great war, bad years invariably follow.
But not to aim at self-aggrandizement.
You must not parade your success,
You must not boast of your ability,
You must not feel proud,
You must rather regret that you had not been able to
prevent the war.
You must never think of conquering others by force.
And this is against Tao,
And what is against Tao will soon cease to be.