Lao Zi and the Biblical Paul agreed on the purpose of Laws - Laws are meant for the sinners.When the Way of Dao is lost, we then need to put up a set structures to cover-up our lost and make us look good. Some think intelligence, some science and technology can create this utopia. But intelligence without integrity will create a bigger mess faster. Lao Zi did not tell us the answer to return to the Way of Dao. He may some hint and glimpse in Chapter 4 The Way is the Son said Lao Zi. This reminds us of St Paul's saying that the purpose of Laws was to reveal sins.
DaoDeJing Chapter 18 text, translation and interpretation with relevant Biblical verse is given in the mind-map below:
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