How To Treat People

This quote from Lao Tzu teaches us how to treat people. Lao Tzu was a 6th Chinese mystic who wrote the Tao Te Ching and is credited with the founding of Taoism.

The Tao Te Ching has had a great influence on my life. When I first met Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho, he spoke about Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching. He identified himself with Lao Tzu by saying, “When I speak on Lao Tzu, I speak as if I am speaking on myself!” I believe it!

The second day I was at his ashram in Pune, India, I asked him a question which he answered beautifully. The question was, “Have I come to the right place?”

Well, it turns out that his answer was quite predictive and I’ll be happy to share it with you if enough people express the desire to learn it.

Lao Tzu Treat those who are good with goodness, and also treat those who are not good with goodness. Thus goodness is attained.

Be honest to those who are honest, and be also honest to those who are not honest. Thus honesty is attained.

– Lao-Tzu

I find this quote to be inspire compassion and loving kindness for all being. This is right in line with what the Dalai Lama frequently expresses: “All people want happiness and to avoid suffering.”

Treating people with goodness and honesty may be difficult at first. When we recognize that we are all interconnected, live on one planet, and share the wonders of life we develop goodness and honesty. We know when we are being good to others, we are being good to ourselves. When we are being honest with others, we are being honest with ourselves.

Will you please make an effort to follow the path of goodness and honesty from this time forward? I promise to do my best!

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