“But how can the one liberate the many?
By first liberating his own being.
He does this not by elevating himself, but by lowering himself. He lowers himself to that which is simple, modest, true; integrating it into himself, he becomes a master of simplicity, modesty, truth.
Completely emancipated from his former false life, he discovers his original pure nature, which is the pure nature of the universe.
Freely and spontaneously releasing his divine energy, he constantly transcends complicated situations and draws everything around him back into an integral oneness.
Because he is a living divinity, when he acts, the universe acts.”
–Lao Tzu, c. 600 BC — “Hua Hu Ching,”