Chapter 49. The virtue of concession
A wise one does not have fastened opinions, which he would call his own.¹
He adjusts to other peoples thoughts.
I want to pay good with good. I also want to pay evil with good.
Virtue is virtue.
To trust I respond with trust; likewise with trust I respond to suspicion.
Virtue is trusting.
Wise one lives in the world meekly self-controlling and his heart is full of compassion for all.
People confide in him and he considers all of them his children.
- Mr. Ervast: “i.e. on the level of thought (lower understanding). His whole life is executing one great ideal.”
Own translation from 1925 Finnish translation by Pekka Ervast (ISBN 951-8995-01-X) with kind permission of Ruusu-Ristin Kirjallisuusseura ry.