Tao 37

It is possible for the myriad creatures
to transform naturally, of their own accord.
It is possible for the myriad creatures to embrace their selves.
The way is stillness.
If only lords and princes understood this and so practiced non-action.

Without a return to the simplicity of the uncarved block,
there is no overcoming of form.
If form is to be maintained in the world,
then the world can never be at peace.


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