Natural law is blind, its justice evenhanded. The consequences of one’s behavior are inescapable. Being human is no excuse.
The wise leader does not try to protect people from themselves. The light of awareness shines equally on what is pleasant and on what is not pleasant.
People are not better than the rest of creation. The same principle which underlies human beings underlies everything equally.
“It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.”– Mahatma Gandhi
Neither is one person or one people better than the rest of humanity. The same principle is everywhere. One person is as worthy as the next. Why play favorites?
Everything demonstrates the law. Just because God is not a thing does not mean that God is nothing. A little humility is in order.
Knowing this, the leader does not pretend to be special. The leader does not gossip about others or waste breath arguing the merits of competing theories.
Silence is a great source of strength.
Source: The Tao of Leadership – Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age by John Heider