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</span></b><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><br> <a href="../index.html">Home</a></span></b> </p> <p align="left" class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'>The Tao Teh King <br> by Lao Tzu </span><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p align="left"><strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>English version by </span></strong><b><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><br> <strong><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Isaac Winter Heysinger, 1903 </span></strong></span></b><span style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><br> <a href="http://www.mobilewords.ca/Tao/III.pdf"><span style='font-size:10.0pt'>http://www.mobilewords.ca/Tao/III.pdf</span></a></span></p> <p align=center style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;text-align:right'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a 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style='text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a href="#Kap79">79</a> </span></b></p> </td> <td style='padding:2.25pt 2.25pt 2.25pt 2.25pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a href="#Kap80">80</a> </span></b></p> </td> <td style='padding:2.25pt 2.25pt 2.25pt 2.25pt'> <p align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a href="#Kap81">81</a> </span></b></p> </td> </tr> </table> </div> <p align="center" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt"><a name=Kap01></a><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p><u1:p></u1:p><br> <b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Embodying the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The way that can be overtrod is not the Eternal Way,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The name that can be named is not the Everlasting Name<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which Nameless brought forth Heaven and Earth, which Named, it name we may,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Mother of all the myriad things of time and space became.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Thereby we sound eternally the mystery divine,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But only without desire to sound, for if desire abide<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The portals of the issuing host our baffled sight confine,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And deep within the eternal veil the mystery shall hide.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>These two, the Nameless and the Named, they differ but in name,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For in their vast progression from the deep they are the same,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The deep of deeps, from whose eternal gate all spirit came.<o:p></o:p></span></b><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap02 id="Kap02"></a></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>II.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nourishing the Person<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When beauty is known as beautiful, lo! ugliness is there,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When good is known as good, then bad and good together go,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Being and Non-existence, linked like brothers forward press,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And difficult and easy, both in mutual currents flow.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The long and short are side by side, each by the other shown,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The high inclines to meet the low, the low to meet the high,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The after follows the before, in mutual consequence,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And tone and voice unite and blend in mutual harmony.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so the sage, in his affairs, does not on doing dwell,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Proceeds in silence like the myriad things which come to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which growing, claim no ownership, producing, no reward,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And claiming naught, assuming naught, continue ceaselessly.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap03 id="Kap03"></a><br> III.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Resting the People<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Rewarding not the talented from fierce contention frees,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With wealth unprized, the people will not take to thievish arts,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Not seeing what awakes desire will keep the mind at ease,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so the sage s governing unloads the people s hearts.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He fills the stomach, strengthens bones, and calms the daring will,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He causes people not to know desires they should not hold,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And those who know of such he keeps, from reckless daring, still,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He acts the nothing acting, and there s nothing uncontrolled.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap04 id="Kap04"></a><br> IV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Without Source<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Tao appears as emptiness, with unreplenished hands,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And in its vast profundity  tis like the sire of all,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It smoothes the angles in our path, unravels twisted strands,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Softens the glaring light, and fills the clouds of dust that fall.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>How pure and still the Tao is! as if it would endure<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Forever and forever, oh! whose offspring can it be?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I do not know whose son it is, its birth is so obscure<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It seems it might have been before God, in eternity!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap05 id="Kap05"></a><br> V.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Using Emptiness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The ways which heaven and earth pursue are not benevolent,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They treat the myriad things as sacrificial dogs of grass,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so the sages, comprehending nature s argument,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Regard the hundred families, too, as grass-dogs when they pass.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Heaven and earth a bellows are, which emptied from its strain<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Collapses not, but moved again produces more and more,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But men who talk and talk exhaust themselves, and talk in vain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And all unlikely are to keep the middle path secure.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap06 id="Kap06"></a><br> VI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Completing Forms<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The  Spirit of the Valley never dies,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The woman spirit of the great abyss,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From its everlasting gate the roots of heaven and earth arise,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who seeks to use its power it unceasingly supplies,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Effortless, exhaustless, and in peace.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap07 id="Kap07"></a><br> VII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Sheathing Brightness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Heaven is enduring and the earth continues on,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Because it is not for themselves they live,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the sage who keeps behind, the foremost place will find,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who puts himself aside, for himself will best provide,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And unselfishly is able to achieve.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap08 id="Kap08"></a><br> VIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Harmony with Nature<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest goodness that we know has water for its type,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It benefits all things, yet ever flows<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To the spot which men disdain, the gutter and the plain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so is near the Tao, its archetype.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A residence is excellent according to its place,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A heart for eddies passion never knows,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Generosity for kindness, words for faithfulness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A government for order, business for its gain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And movements for their timeliness and grace.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As the man of excellence does not quarrel for his place,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>There are none to find fault with him for the places which remain.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap09 id="Kap09"></a><br> IX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To Go About at Ease<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is it better to hold fast to filling, and fill when fullness is gained?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>You may handle the point that is sharpened till all the sharpness is gone,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>You may fill your halls with gold and gems, but thieving is not restrained,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And wealth and place, when linked with pride, will only bring ruin on;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When the work is done, and reputation advancing, then, I say,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is the time to withdraw and disappear, and that is Heaven s Way.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap10 id="Kap10"></a><br> X.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Ability to Do<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One can keep the camp whole of the animal soul, by embracing the One alone,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Can bring tenderness by guarding the breath, and be as an infant child,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One can wash and be clean, and, knowing the deep, can be spotless and undefiled,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, loving the people can rule the land with a rule that is scarcely shown.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Can one not open and close his heavenly gates like a bird on her nest?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When his intellect broadens on every side may its light not remain unknown?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Quickening, feeding, producing, <span class=GramE>must</span> he still claim the fruit as his own?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To uplift all, and yet rule not, is virtue the deepest and best.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap11 id="Kap11"></a><br> XI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Use of the Immaterial<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Thirty spokes unite in a nave, but the nothingness in the hub<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Gives to the wheel its usefulness, for thereupon it goes round;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The potter kneads the clay as he works, with many a twist and rub,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But in the nothingness within, the vessel's use is found;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Doors and windows cut in the walls thereby a room will make,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But in its nothingness is found the room s utility;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the profit of existences is only for the sake<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of non-existences, where all the use is found to be.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap12 id="Kap12"></a><br> XII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Repressing Desires<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The flash of commingled colors will blind the eyes,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The jangle of musical sounds will deafen the ear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By the jumbling of tastes change in the mouth will arise,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And with all of each five, sight, hearing and taste disappear.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The maddening rush of the race, the wild hunting waste,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And treasures hard to obtain, but hinder the mind;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the sage only acts for his own inner self, and the taste<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Far unsatisfied seeing and longing is left behind.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap13 id="Kap13"></a><br> XIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Rejecting Shame<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Like fear are favor and disgrace,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>On others they depend for place,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But honor and great sacrifice<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To one s own body we can trace.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Like favor and disgrace is fear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Why should they thus akin appear?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Favor makes one stoop and cringe,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, when obtained,  tis held in fear<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And losing it, remains disgrace,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And fear again presents its face,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And that is why, with fear  tis said<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Disgrace and favor have their place.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But honor and great sacrifice,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Why do these two appear in guise<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of body? Just because the self<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of my own body these comprise.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They make me have a body, then,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To know my honor, feel my pain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And when I count it nothingness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What sacrifice can I sustain?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When one, for honor s self alone,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Imperial rule would make his own,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He can thereby be safely used<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To rule the realm and hold the throne.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When one, for love, himself will share,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And all self-sacrifice will bear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The rule of all beneath the sky<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Can be entrusted to his care.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap14 id="Kap14"></a><br> XIV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Making Clear the Mystery<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What we cannot see by looking is the evenness of things,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What we cannot hear by listening the rare,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What we cannot seize by grasping is the subtleness that springs<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When we try to scrutinize them and. compare.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Blended into Unity, above it is not bright,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Below it is not buried in obscurity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Ceaseless in its action, nameless in its flight,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It returns again to formless immaturity;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The form of formlessness, the shape of the unseen,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Abstruse and indeterminate as shadows on a screen<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We meet it front to front and we do not see its face,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We follow it and do not see its back,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But who holds its ancient way<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is the master of to-day,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And its far-away beginning in the olden time can trace,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span> Tis the thread of Tao that lies along its track.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap15 id="Kap15"></a><br> XV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Manifesting Virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The skillful masters of the olden time,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With penetration subtle and profound,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Pursued the mysteries of the abyss<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To depths which modern knowledge cannot sound;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And as their labors were beyond our ken<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I will try to picture something of these men.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cautious they were, like one who comes to ford a wintry stream,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Irresolute, like one who enters some strange neighborhood,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Reserved, as one, a guest of some quite unknown host, would seem,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Changing, like the melting ice before a summer s flood,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Simple and unpretending as unseasoned blocks of wood,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Vacant, like a valley, and like turbid water dim.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But who can make the turbid water clear?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Leave it to rest, the mud will disappear;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But Who can make the turbid water rest?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Leave it to move, and rest will soon be here.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They who preserve the method of the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Wish not to fill themselves with their own self,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, empty of themselves, when growing old,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are never laid, old-fashioned, on the shelf.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap16 id="Kap16"></a><br> XVI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Returning to the Root<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Bring to its full effectiveness the state of vacancy,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Guard with unwearied watchfulness the stillness of the breast,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All things alike go through their stages of activity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And then return again to their primordial state of rest.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Luxuriant vegetation blooms around on every hand,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But to its root returns again, where er it may extend,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As though its growth had traveled forth at some supreme command,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, returning home to stillness, had thus fulfilled its end.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>These returnings of command are eternal in their course,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To know of the eternal is called enlightenment,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To know not the eternal of confusion is the source,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so awakens wickedness, and evil discontent.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To know brings comprehension and a great capacity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A breadth of comprehension brings a kingliness of way,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The king-like grows to heaven-like, like Tao it comes to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Everlasting, though the body perish and decay.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap17 id="Kap17"></a><br> XVII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Plain Teachings<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the highest antiquity people scarce knew<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That rulers existed among them;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the next age attachment and praise for them grew,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the next people feared they might wrong them;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>And then in the next age the people despised<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The rulers whom fate set above them,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For when faith by the rulers no longer is prized,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The people no longer can love them.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Those earliest rulers! what caution they had<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In weighing the words they were using;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>How successful their deeds! while the people all said<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> We are what we are by our choosing. <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap18 id="Kap18"></a><br> XVIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A Vulgar Overgrowth<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When the Great Tao had ceased to be observed,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Benevolence and Righteousness found place,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And when world-wisdom linked with shrewdness came,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Then Grand Hypocrisy exposed her face.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And now we have, with families all at strife,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Filial piety, parental care,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With states and clans disordered and confused,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Loyalty, and faithfulness are there.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap19 id="Kap19"></a><br> XIX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Returning to Purity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If men would lay aside their holiness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And wisdom, they would gain a hundred-fold,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, if benevolence and righteousness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Parental care and filial love would hold;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If they would drop their cleverness and gain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Robbers would cease to trouble, as of old.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Here are three things where decorating fails,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Let them again embrace reality,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Let them restore the purity of old,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Let them return to their simplicity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Curb selfishness, diminish their desires,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And in the genuine find felicity.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap20 id="Kap20"></a><br> XX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Differing from the Vulgar<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cease learning many things, we shall have peace;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Between the flattering  yea and honest  yes <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The difference is small, but the effect<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>World-wide, when good or evil we reject;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The evil that men fear not, no one fears,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And wastefulness without restraint appears.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The multitude of men look satisfied,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They feed at feasts, they mount on towers of pride,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And I alone seem timorous and still,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>No signs of promise act upon my will,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A babe not yet matured, sad and forlorn,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Without a home, to desolation born.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The multitude of men have goods to spare,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Tis only I who wander everywhere<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Bereft of all, with dull and stupid gaze,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Myself a chaos and my mind a maze.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The multitude of common men are bright,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And critical and keen, and full of light,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>While I alone confused appear to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Drifting about on some dark, lonely sea;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The multitude on doing things are bent,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>While I alone appear incompetent,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A rustic rude, I differ from all others,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But oh! the food I prize and seek is Our Eternal Mother s.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap21 id="Kap21"></a><br> XXI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Empty Center<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The grandest aspects of producing force<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Find Tao their energizing way and source;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In Tao things move unseen, impalpable,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Yet in it form and semblance brood and dwell;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Impalpable, invisible, yet things<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Float forth within on transcendental wings;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Dark and profound, yet lo! within it there,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are the pure essences which aeons bear;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It holds the truth, it keeps its ancient name,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And watches all that from the beginning came;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From the Beginning! How know I this is so?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By this, it is the Tao, by this I know!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap22 id="Kap22"></a><br> XXII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Abundance Through Humility<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Who is deficient shall become complete,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is bent and twisted shall be straight,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is empty shall be filled again.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is worn-out shall new strength obtain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who has little then shall be supplied,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who has many things shall be denied. <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Therefore the sage holds fast in his embrace<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Unity, and its example shows,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From self-display is free, and therefore shines,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From self-assertion, so distinguished grows,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From self-praise free, his merit is confessed,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From self-exalting, so will standing gain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And since he strives not, none with him can strive;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Therefore the ancient sayings are not vain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They shall come home, and all complete remain.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap23 id="Kap23"></a><br> XXIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Emptiness: Nothingness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Be sparing of your speech, and so be self-contained,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A violent wind will not outlast the morning,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A pouring rain is gone before the day is done,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And who is it that sends these notes of warning?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Tis heaven and earth; if these, even, cannot so endure,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Much less can man, the way of heaven scorning.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So who pursues affairs with the Tao, with the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Identifies himself in all his doing,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And who pursues affairs with its virtue, with its virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Identifies himself in his pursuing,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And who pursues affairs with its loss, with its loss<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Identifies himself, to his undoing.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who identifies himself with the Tao, the Tao s one,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Enjoys the happiness of its attaining,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who identifies himself with its virtue, virtue s one,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Has enjoyment of the virtue he is gaining.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who identifies himself with its loss, its loss s one,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Enjoys the loss of it he is sustaining.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Faith not sufficient will, indeed,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Faith not receive in time of need. <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap24 id="Kap24"></a><br> XXIV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hindering Grace<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A man who stands on tiptoe can t be still,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A man with legs astride walks not with skill,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is self-displaying is not bright,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is self-asserting sheds no light,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>lie that boasts himself no merit gains,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is self-conceited there remains.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Conditions such as these with Tao compared<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are like left-over food too long prepared,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Excrescences men loathe, like wart or spot,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And those who follow Tao dwell with them not.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap25 id="Kap25"></a><br> XXV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Imaging the Mystery<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>There was a Thing, all-holding, all-complete,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which WAS before existed Heaven and Earth,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Changeless! Formless! Solitary! Calm!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All-pervading! Unlimited! the birth<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of all the mighty universe concealed<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Within the Motherhood not yet revealed.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I do not know its name; the Way; the Course;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Tao, I call it; if constrained to make<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A name, I call it furthermore The Great!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>And Great, it passes onward and away,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Tis afar, and from afar returning flows,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The ebb of that great tide which sourceless rose.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Now then the Tao is great, and Heaven is great,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And Earth is great, and greatness is of Kings;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Within the world the greatnesses are four,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And one <span class=GramE>is</span> he who rules o er men and things;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Man takes his law from Earth; from Heaven this:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Heaven from the Tao; the Tao from what it is.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap26 id="Kap26"></a><br> XXVI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Virtue of Gravity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Weight is the root of lightness, stillness the master of motion,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the daily way of the sage departs not from his base,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Although he have brilliant prospects, he is unconcerned and quiet,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Should the lord of ten thousand chariots be too light for his place?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Then he will lose not supporters alone,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But, being too restless, loses his throne.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap27 id="Kap27"></a><br> XXVII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Employing Skill<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The skillful traveler leaves no trace behind him,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The skillful speaker says nothing that falsely jars,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The skillful counter keeps no checks to remind him,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The skillful locker requires no bolts or bars,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the skillful binder no cords, or knots or strings,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Yet to afterwards open or loose are impossible things.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the sage in his goodness is ever a saver of men,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span class=GramE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"'>No</span></b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> man he rejects or loses,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And alike in his goodness a saver of things, for then<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He everything saves and uses,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And this is the inner enlightenment again,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which comprehends and chooses.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the good instructs the bad, the bad in turn<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is material for the good; and not to prize<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One s own instructor, not to love, but spurn<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One s own material, would confuse the wise.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This mutual help and love make all men kin,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And mark the spirit-uk divine, within.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap28 id="Kap28"></a><br> XXVIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Returning to Simplicity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who knows the masculine, and yet retains the feminine,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will be the whole world s channel, being so,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Eternal virtue will with him remain forevermore,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And infant innocency to him go.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who knows the spotless white, yet keeps the darkness of the night,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will be the whole world s model, and the sage<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will hold eternal virtue in his hands forevermore,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And go home again to greet the golden age.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who knows how glory shines, yet degradation ne er declines,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will be the whole world s valley, him alone<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will the spirit of eternal virtue fill forevermore,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And simplicity will claim him as her own.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This unwrought simplicity, when scattered comes to be<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The universal vessels, and the sage<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>May use them as the rulers of the realm forevermore,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And every hurt and injury assuage.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap29 id="Kap29"></a><br> XXIX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nothing Through Acting<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If one start out to take the world in hand,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And make it, he will never gain his end,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For spirit-vessels are not made like pails,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And he who makes mars, who grasps fails.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For, in the course of things, if some one press<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Ahead, some other lags behind, and will,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>While one has warmth, another one is chill,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>While one is strong, another weakly shrinks,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One keeps himself afloat, another sinks.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Therefore the sage abandons all excess,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And all extravagance and selfishness.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap30 id="Kap30"></a><br> XXX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Sparing of Wars<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who in harmony with the Tao would aid a ruler of men<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will not with warlike armaments strengthen the realm again,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But his manner of work, if requital came, would bring good payment then.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Wherever a martial host is camped, there thorns and briars grow,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the track of mighty armies years of ruined harvests show;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The good commander is resoktte to strike the decisive blow,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Then stops, for he does not dare complete and take by mastery;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Vain and boastful and arrogant the leader must not be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But resolute, not violent, and from necessity.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When things have reached their highest pitch they became decrepit and old,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But this is not in accord with the Tao which Heaven and Earth enfold,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And what is not in accord, will pass away like a tale that is told.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap31 id="Kap31"></a><br> XXXI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Ceasing from War<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Warlike arms, however fine, are not the tools of joy,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But of hateful omen to humanity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which those who have the Tao will not employ with willingness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nor linger where they ever chance to be.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Superior men, at home, deem the honorable place<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To be the left hand, but in time of strife<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The men who go to war esteem the right to be the best,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For with it they handle sword, and spear, and knife.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They are tools of evil omen, not for the superior man,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who will only keep and use them when <span class=GramE>he</span> must,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For peace and quietude are what he prizes most,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And victory is only good when just.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To delight in victory is to delight in scenes of blood,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Where myriads to sudden death are hurled,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the man who thus enjoys is never fit for power or place,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And will fail to hold possession in the world.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In prosperous affairs the left is honored most,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But in matters of adversity the right,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the second in command of the army takes the left,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the opposite the one of greater might.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the order is, I say, just as at a funeral,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And justly so, for who has thousands slain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Should weep for those who fell with the bitterness of grief,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As he passes with his melancholy train.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap32 id="Kap32"></a><br> XXXII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Intuitive Virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The eternal Tao is nameless; though it be<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Too insignificant a name to have,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In its primordial simplicity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The whole world dare not make of it a slave.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If prince or king could keep it, everything<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Would homage pay to him spontaneously,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And Heaven and Earth, combined, sweet dews would bring,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And people know no rule but harmony.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But when it takes control, it has a name,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, knowing when to stop, men rest at ease,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For to the Tao the whole world is the same<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span class=GramE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"'>s</span></b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> river streams compared with mighty seas.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap33 id="Kap33"></a><br> XXXIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Discriminating the Virtues<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who knows others is wise,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But he who knows himself is wiser still;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who conquers others is strong,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But to conquer self needs greater strength and skill;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is satisfied is rich,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who is firm in action has a will;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who loses not his place lives long,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But the man who dies and does not perish, he lives longer stilt<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap34 id="Kap34"></a><br> XXXIV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>True Perfection<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Great Tao is all-pervading,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>At once on left and right<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It may be found, and all things wait<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>On it for life and light.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>No one is refused the gift,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And when the work is done<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It does not take the name of it,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nor claim the merit won.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All things it loves and nurses,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But does not strive to own,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span class=GramE><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"'>Has</span></b></span><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> no desires, and can be named<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the tiniest ever known.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All things return home to it,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But it does not strive to own,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And can be named with the mightiest,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For it is the Tao alone.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And thus the sage is able<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To accomplish his great deeds,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To the <span class=GramE>end</span> he claims no greatness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And his great work thus succeeds.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap35 id="Kap35"></a><br> XXXV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Kernel of Virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Lay hold of the Great Form of Tao!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the world will follow your train,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It will follow along, and suffer no wrong,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And in peace and content remain.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For music and dainties offered at your gate<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The passing guest will tarry awhile and wait.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Though Tao in passing is tasteless,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With nothing to fill the eye,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And with nothing to hear worth filling the ear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>You can use it exhaustlessly.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap36 id="Kap36"></a><br> XXXVI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hidden En1ightenment<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What is about to contract itself is sure to lengthen itself,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What is about to weaken itself is sure to strengthen itself,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What is about to ruin itself assuredly first uplifts,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And what is about to despoil itself it first endows with gifts.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To hidden enlightenment it is that truths like these belong,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The tender and weak o ercome and conquer the rigid and the strong,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As fishes perish miserably, escaping from the deep,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The sharp tools of the State, from sight of the people keep!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap37 id="Kap37"></a><br> XXXVII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To Induce Good Government<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Tao eternally non-acts, and so<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It does nothing and yet there is nothing left to do;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If prince or king could keep it, all would change<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of their own accord with a transformation strange.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so transformed, should desire to change again still come to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I would quiet such desire by the Nameless One s simplicity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But the Nameless One s simplicity is free from all desire,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So tranquilly, of their own accord, all things would still transpire.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap38 id="Kap38"></a><br> XXXVIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A Discourse on the Virtues<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest virtue is un-virtue, therefore it has virtue,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Inferior virtue virtue loses not, and so has none,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest virtue is non-action, and thereby does nothing,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Inferior virtue acts it, and exists by acting done.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest benevolence acts it, but thereby does nothing,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest righteousness acts it, and acting has thereby,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest propriety acts it, and then, when none respond,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It stretches forth its arm, and enforces its reply.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So, when the Tao is lost to sight, its attributes are shown,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When these are lost to sight, we find Benevolence appear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When Benevolence is lost to sight, then Righteousness comes on,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And when Self-righteousness is lost, Propriety is here.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Now, these propriety-things are shams of loyalty and faith,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Forerunners of disorder, which soon will come to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Quick-wittedness is but the flimsy flower of the Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And is the first beginning of man s incapacity.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the solid dwells the solid man, not with the empty shell,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the mature fruit he abides, but with the flower not he,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The latter he avoids, that the former his may be.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap39 id="Kap39"></a><br> XXXIX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Root of Law<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of old these ones attained to unity:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Heaven attained it, thereby it is pure,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Earth attained it, thereby it is steady,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Spirits attained it, thereby they have soul,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Valleys attained it, thereby they are Idled,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The myriad things attained it, thereby live,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Princes and kings, and thereby they became<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The standard of the world, by upright rule,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And what produced all this is Unity.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Heaven, but for some source of pureness nothing could maintain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But for some source of steadiness Earth would be rent in twain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Spirits, but for some source of spirit power, soon would fail,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And if the vales had not some source, then drouth would soon prevail.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Without some source of life all living creatures soon would die,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Princes and kings, by self-esteem alone, would helpless lie,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> And here one sees that noble things are rooted in the base,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That loftiness, but for the lowly, soon would lose its place;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So prince and king describe themselves as orphans, lonely men,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As carriages which have no wheels on which to run again,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Is not this an acknowledgment that they are rooted in<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The fabric of inferior things, and with the lowly kin?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Enumerate the different parts which go to make a cart,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Take it to pieces, and not one will play <span class=GramE>a</span> useful part,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hence men do not desire, like gems, to dwell in single state,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nor be let drop, like pebble-stones, in masses congregate.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap40 id="Kap40"></a><br> XL.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Concealed Use<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The movement of the Tao is a returning,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And weakness marks its course, to our discerning,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But heaven and earth and everything from its existence came,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And existence, from the non-existent spurning.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap41 id="Kap41"></a><br> XLI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Sameness and Difference<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Scholars of the highest type, who hear about the Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Practise it with diligence unceasing;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Scholars of the middle sort, when they have heard of it,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>May keep it, or may find its hold releasing;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But scholars of the lowest class, who hear about the Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Laugh with laughter constantly increasing;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Were they not to la4lgh at it, the lowest class of men <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Its fitness as the Tao would soon be ceasing.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so the sentence-makers have spoken of it so,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> The Tao when at its brightest, only darkness seems to show,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The most advanced who follow it, appear to backward go.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The even path they travel is a rugged sort of trail,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The highest virtue that they find is like a sunken vale,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The purity they boast about, disgraceful is and stale.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The broadest virtue is a thing they somehow seem to lose,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The firmest virtue that they hold is like a poor refuse,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>And changeable and fickle is the rectitude they use.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Their greatest square is grown so great no corners can it show,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Their vessels are so huge they never have the time to grow,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Their voices are so very loud they cannot make a sound,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the forms that they produce so vast that shape is never found. <o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Tis true the Tao is hidden; that it is nameless here;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But for giving and imparting, and for making all things clear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And for making them complete, it is the Tao without a peer.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap42 id="Kap42"></a><br> XLII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Transformations of the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Tao produced One; One produced Two;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Two produced Three; Three produced All.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All the myriad things bear the yin with darkened pall,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They embrace the yang which lights the coming view,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And between the yin that was, and the yang that is to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The immaterial breath makes harmony.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Things that men dislike are to be orphans, lonely men,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Unworthy, incomplete, and yet these very things<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are taken for their titles by princes and by kings;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So it is sometimes that losing gains again,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And sometimes that gaining loses in its turn.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I am teaching what, by others taught, I learn;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The violent and aggressive a good death do not die,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the father of this teaching it is I.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap43 id="Kap43"></a><br> XLIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All-pervading Use<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The softest thing, (like water), in the world, will gallop o er,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And overcome the hardest, as we know,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And what has non-existence will enter everywhere<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Though there <span class=GramE>be</span> no crevices through which to go.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By this I know the benefit of non-assertiveness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The profit when from acting we refrain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Silent teaching! passive doing! alas, there are but few<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Under heaven this advantage to obtain!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap44 id="Kap44"></a><br> XLIV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Established Cautions<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which is nearer you,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Your name or yourself?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which is more to you,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Your person or your pelf?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And is your loss or gain<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The more malicious elf?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Extreme love s price<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Must be paid with sacrifice.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hoarding to excess<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Brings ruin its its place,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who knows <span class=GramE>he</span> has enough<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Never knows disgrace,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Who knows when to stop<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Danger will efface,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And long can endure,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Evermore secure.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap45 id="Kap45"></a><br> XLV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A Flood of Virtues<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who can behold his great work incomplete<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will keep his usefulness without decay,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who regards his fullness as a void<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In usefulness can exercise each day.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His greatest straightness seems like crookedness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His greatest skill seems like stupidity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His greatest eloquence of voice and tongue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The stammering seems of imbecility.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By constant motion cold is overcome,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But heat by being still is conquered best,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In purity and clearness is the type<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of all beneath the sky made manifest.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap46 id="Kap46"></a><br> XLVI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Sparing of Desires<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the world in step with Tao horses work upon the farms,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When the Tao is disregarded they respond to war s alarms,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And are bred in border waste and wilderness;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>There <span class=GramE>is</span> no greater sin than to sanction fell desire,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Than a discontented life no calamity more dire,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>None greater than the grasping to possess;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And he who knows contentment has the all-sufficient cure,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And satisfied, will evermore endure.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap47 id="Kap47"></a><br> XLVII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Surveying the Far-off<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Without going beyond his doorway<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>One may know all beneath the sky,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Without peeping out from his window<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>See the Tao of Heaven go by;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the farther he goes from home he finds<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That knowledge becomes less nigh.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the sages did not travel<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To acquire a knowledge of things,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They named them aright without wasting<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Their life in vain journeyings;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, striving not, accomplished ends<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By the power which quietude brings.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap48 id="Kap48"></a><br> XLVIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Neglecting Knowledge<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Striving for learning one gains a daily addition,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Using the Tao there follows a daily remission,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And as the work lessens and lessens there comes a condition<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of nothing doing, when nothing is left to do.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He who wo4rtld take as his own all the realm under heaven,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Accomplishes it when no trouble is taken or given,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If trouble he use, by trouble itself he is driven,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And unfitted thereby to take what he seeks to pursue.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap49 id="Kap49"></a><br> XLIX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>True Virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The sage s heart is not unchangeable,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He makes his own the people s heart and will,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To those who are good I, too, will be good,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To those who are not-good I will be good still,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Virtue is ever good;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Those who are faithful I will meet with faith,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The unfaithful also shall have my good will,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Virtue is our faithhood.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The sage dwells in the world, with thoughtfulness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But his heart flows in sympathy with all,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The people turn their eyes and ears to him,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And are to him his children, great or small.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap50 id="Kap50"></a><br> L.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Your Life<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The going forth is life: the coming home is death:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The followers of life, in every ten,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are three!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In every ten, death s followers, again,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are three!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In every ten the people who from life<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are moving to the place where death is rife,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Are three!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>What reason can there be?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They live their lives in life s intensity.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But there is one, as I have heard it said,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So good in managing his living trust,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That he may travel far and never dread<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Rhinoceros or tiger fang or thrust,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Or warlike host with garb and weapons red;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>There <span class=GramE>is</span> no spot in which to thrust the horn,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>No place the tiger finds to fix his claws,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The soldier s weapon from its aim doth turn,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Now, why is this? Because<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In him death finds no place of mortal flaws.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap51 id="Kap51"></a><br> LI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Nourishing Teh<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All living things are from the Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And nourished by the Teh s advance,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Take shape as things in each combine,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And grow by force and circumstance;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hence all things honor Tao that grow,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And all exalt its vast outflow.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This exaltation of the Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This honor where it operates,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Is not obedience to command<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From that which fashions or creates,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But comes from all, whate er they be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A tribute cast spontaneously.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Tao produces everything,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Teh, it nurses, raises, feeds,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Completes, matures, prolongs, and spreads<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>O er all protection for their needs;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hence all things honor Tao that grow,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And all exalt its vast outflow.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Producing life for all, it holds<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>No ownership; it makes all things,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But needs them not; it carries through<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Their birth and growth; to life it brings<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Long lasting, yet takes no control,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>This mystic virtue of the whole.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap52 id="Kap52"></a><br> LII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Returning Home to the First Cause<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When all under heaven had beginning, thereby<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Mother of the World came to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When one knows the mother, he will next know the child.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who keeps to the mother, and remains unbeguiled,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Though his body die, from danger will be free.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who keeps close his mouth and the gates of the sense,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When his body ends, from trouble will be free,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who keeps his mouth open, and meddles with affair<span class=GramE>.,</span><o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When his body ends, <span class=GramE>has</span> no immunity.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To see what is small, this is called enlightenment,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To keep what is tender, this is strength,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Make use of the Light, returning home to its source,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>You will lose not your body in calamity s course,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And will train with the Eternal at length.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap53 id="Kap53"></a><br> LIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Abundant Evidence<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If, in some unexpected manner, I<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As one endowed with knowledge should appear,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To walk according to the mighty Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'> Tis only bold display that I should fear;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For plain and simple ways Great Tao suggest,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But people love cross-paths and by-ways best.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The halls and courts are splendid, but the fields<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Uncultivated are, the granaries<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Empty; to put on ornamented robes,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And keen-edged swords, to gorge with gluttonies,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To pile up wealth; this, robbers pride I call,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>But, of a surety, not Great Tao at all.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap54 id="Kap54"></a><br> LIV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cultivating Broad Views<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The good planter never uproots,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The good keeper holds to his prize,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And sons and grandsons shall bring their fruits<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In a ceaseless sacrifice.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who practises Tao in his life,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His virtues will ever be sound,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who practises it with his children and wife,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His virtues will greatly abound.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who practises it in his town,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His virtues will last and extend,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And if in the state or the realm, then down<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His virtues will flow without end.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Test others by oneself alone,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Test families by one family,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And in one town, and state, and realm will be shown<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The test of what others will be.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>How know I that this single source<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Throughout the whole world will act so?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By this, that it is, in its ceaseless course,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Forever the self-same flow.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap55 id="Kap55"></a><br> LV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Mysterious Talisman<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who has abundantly the attributes<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>(Of Tao) an infant child is like,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Poisonous insects will not sting, wild beasts<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Not seize, and birds of prey not strike.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His bones are tender and the sinews weak,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Yet firmly grasp, the sexual<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Unconscious sleeps, and yet it still is there,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A perfect spirit physical,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With throat unharmed he cries the whole day long,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Each perfect part is linked with all.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To know this harmony is called eternal;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To know the eternal, this is called<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Brightness supernal.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Increase of life is blessedness, they say,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They call the heart-directed spirit strength,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But these things reach their fullest growth, at length,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And plunge to swift decay;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>We call all this contrary to the Tao,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Whatever is contrary to the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Soon will pass away.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap56 id="Kap56"></a><br> LVI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Profound Virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They who know speak not,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And they who speak know not;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To close the mouth and shut the gates,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To blunt the point which lacerates,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To simplify what complicates;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To temper brightness in its glare,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The shadows of the dust to share,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The Deep s identity declare.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A man like that cannot be got<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And loved, and then discarded be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cannot be got by profit s bribe,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cannot be got for injury,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cannot be got by  honor s gift,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nor got for cheap humility,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so becomes, throughout the world,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The type of high nobility.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap57 id="Kap57"></a><br> LVII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Plain Lessons<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Let the upright rule the state,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the craftful the army lead,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But the realm can only be made one s own<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When from active scheming freed.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>How do I know this is so?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By facts that are open to all,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As you multiply prohibitive laws<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The people to poverty fall.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>You increase disorder as well,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When you increase the weapons of war,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the more and more artful and cunning men grow,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The more and more crafty contrivance they show,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>And the more laws and more thieves there are.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Said the sage, I do nothing, and men<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of themselves transformed will be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I love to keep still, they have uprightness,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I do no scheming, and wealth they possess,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I have no ambition, and plain-mindedness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will come spontaneously.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap58 id="Kap58"></a><br> LVIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Accord with Changes<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With a government of liberality<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The people all enjoy prosperity,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When government has keen and prying eyes,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Then poverty and misery arise.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For happiness, alas! but only hides<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>The place behind where misery abides,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And misery ever leans on happiness;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who knows its end? or is it limitless?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>When uprightness in turn appears as strange,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Then goodness, too, to strangeness soon will change,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Confusion of mankind! its day of wrong!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Assuredly it has continued long.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Therefore, the sage is square, hut injures none,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is angular, but hurt has never done,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is strict, yet no restriction undertakes,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And dazzles not while he illuminates.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap59 id="Kap59"></a><br> LIX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Holding Past to the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In governing men or dealing with Heaven there is nothing like moderation,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And moderation is what is called an early habituation,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Which, when acquired, heaps virtues up in vast accumulation.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And then, with virtues thus heaped up in vast accumulation,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To the overcoming of everything there <span class=GramE>is</span> no limitation,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And when one knows no limits, he may even have the nation.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Possessing the Mother of the State, he is thereby long-enduring,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>As we say of a tree, its roots are deep, and its staunch stem reassuring,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In clearest sight to keep the Tao is lasting life securing.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap60 id="Kap60"></a><br> LX.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Occupying the Throne<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Rule a great state in the way one would fry little fish,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Without gutting or scraping, consider the good of the whole,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Let the empire be ruled in accord with the rule of the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the spirits of those who are gone will not seek to control.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Not only not seek, but spirits will harm not the people,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Not only not harm, but, because of the mle of the sage,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who harms not, these twain, not seeking to injure each other,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will therefore in virtue together unite and engage.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap61 id="Kap61"></a><br> LXI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Virtue of Yielding<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>A great state is like a great river,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Downflowing with movement and life,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of all under heaven the union,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of all under heaven the wife.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Consider the female, the woman<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Overcomes by her quietude wholly,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Some make themselves lowly to conquer,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Some conquer because they are lowly.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so a great state condescending<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Will win smaller states to unite,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And small states, themselves by abasement<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will conquer far more than by fight.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If the great state desire but to nourish,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the small to preserve and extend,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Then each has secured what it sought for,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But to do this the great one must bend.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap62 id="Kap62"></a><br> LXII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Attending to the Tao<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Tao is the hidden refuge of all things,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To the good man his richest treasure brings,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And to the bad in guardianship it clings.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Its beautiful words buy honor by their use,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Its noble deeds lift people from abuse,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And even the bad, are they from it cut loose?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So when the emperor, chosen to his throne,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Appoints three great ones, by high titles known,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If one of these should come to him, alone,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Holding the jade-screen, with four homes fleet,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He would <span class=GramE>be less</span> than one on lowly seat<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who could the lessons of the Tao repeat.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Why did the ancients prize this Tao so much?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Was it not because it answered every touch,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And that the sin-bound, even, escaped thereby?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So it is most prized of all beneath the sky.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap63 id="Kap63"></a><br> LXIII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Think in the Beginning<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Act the non-acting, let dealing go on without dealings,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the tasteless find taste, let the great in the little be known,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Find in the few that therein are embodied the many,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And recompense hatred with deeds of goodness alone.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Consider what may become difficult, while it is easy,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Manage the great, by taking it while it is small,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From the easy arise all the difficult things under heaven,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And affairs that are great their source in the little recall.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the sage, not acting the great, the great will accomplish,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who promises lightly lacks truth, and they who believe<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Many things to be easy will find many hard, while the sage<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the difficult, even, finds nothing too hard to achieve.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap64 id="Kap64"></a><br> LXIV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Guarding the Small<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That which is at rest is easy to be kept hold of,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And what has made no sign, and is yet concealed from all,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Is easy to be taken care of then by proper measures,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Break it while it is feeble, scatter it while it is small.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Act before it exists, regulate before disorder,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The mighty tree that fills the arms has grown from a tiny sprout,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>From a little mound of earth was raised the tower of nine stories,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And the journey of a thousand miles began with the first step out.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He that makes mars, he that grasps loses;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>The sage will neither make, nor mar, nor grasp, and cannot lose,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But people fail in business, on the verge of its succeeding,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By losing at the end the care they first began to use.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so the sage does not desire the things desired by others,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He does not prize the treasures that are difficult to obtain,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He learns what others do not learn, he turns back to their leavings,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And helps spontaneous nature, but dares not to constrain.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap65 id="Kap65"></a><br> LXV.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Pure Virtue<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In centuries of old the men who used the light<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Of the Tao to its goodness were not blinded,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They used to practise it not to make the people bright,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But, better still, to make them simple-minded.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In the governing of men the very hardest thing<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To encounter is their sapience redundant,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To govern by this sapience a robber rule will bring,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And, to rule without it, blessing most abundant.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Who knows of these two things has the key of government,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>There is benefit profound in their rehearsal,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Far-reaching in extent, from all else different,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>It will swiftly bring agreement universal.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap66 id="Kap66"></a><br> LXVI.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To Put Oneself Behind<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Rivers and seas!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Homage and tribute from all the valley streams<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Pour into these;<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>They lower themselves, and for this reason alone<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Become royalties.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>So the wise man,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>If ever he wish to be above other men,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In his words will plan<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>To remain below, and if he desire to lead,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Will keep from the van.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And in this way<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Though he dwell above, men will not feel his weight,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>He leads the array,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But they feel that he is not an impediment,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Nor in their way.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And so his compeers<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><span style='mso-spacerun:yes'></span>Unwearyingly exalt and honor him<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With joy and cheers,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And since he does not strive, no strife with him<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Ever appears.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><a name=Kap67 id="Kap67"></a><br> LXVII.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Three Precious Things<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>All the world agrees<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>That while my Tao is great,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Myself unseemly seems to be,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Like one of low estate.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>But because of his unseemliness<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Now only <span class=GramE>is</span> he great,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>For long has mediocrity<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Had seemliness for mate.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Three precious things I hold,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And guard with diligence,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Compassionateness, economy,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>And avoiding precedence.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>With the first I can be brave,<o:p></o:p></span></b></p> <p align="center" style='margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><b style='mso-bidi-font-weight: normal'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family: