One with total control over his/her own mind,
one who walks with god, always striving to be righteous, or if not righteous; prefers his/her own death.
A sage, a mastermind, a "sorcerer".
One whom, no task is impossible,
One holding the knowledge that: for we as humans, NO task is impossible, for as compared to other animals, we are the magicians of the world.
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conversely, "master" in reference to bdsm, is a coward, weak minded, and foolish.
They desire to be called "master" by those who are most weak, to make up for their own shortcomings, they NEED the reassurance of the weak in order to be happy,
the only thing of value that they will accomplish in their lives is death, for it is all that they are good for: fertilizer for the plants, they are as manure.
from "Tao te Ching":
"... the Master acts without claiming the results as his; he achieves his merit and does not rest arrogantly in it, he does not wish to display his superiority."
I have 3 things i hold as precious:
gentleness, economy, shrinking from taking precedence of others.
With that gentleness, I can be bold; with that economy I can be liberal; shrinking from taking precedence from others, I can become a vessel of the highest honor.
nowadays they give up gentleness for being bold, economy they give up for being liberal, they give up the hindmost place for the foremost, -- all of which the end is death.
gentleness is sure to be victorious even in battle, and firmly to maintain its ground. Heaven will save its possessor, by his very gentleness protecting him.
He who in "the way's" wars has skill, seeks no martial port; He who fights with most good will to rage makes no resort. He who vanquishes yet still keeps from his foes apart; He whose hests men most fulfill yet humbly plies his art.
Thus we say, "He never contends, and therein is his might."
Thus we say, "Men's wills he bends, that they with him unite."
Thus we say, "Like Heaven's his ends, no sage of old more bright."