It is inferior to nothing in the world.
If only a ruler could cling to it,
Everything will render homage to him.
Heaven and Earth will be harmonized
And send down sweet dew.
Peace and order will reign among the people
Without any command from above.
Different names appeared.
Are there not enough names now?
To know when to stop is to preserve ourselves from
The Tao is to the world what a great river or an ocean
is to the streams and brooks.
Translated by John C. H. Wu
the past /future