HOW does the sea become the king of all streams?
Because it lies lower than they!
Hence it is the king of all streams.
himself in speech;
And leads the people by putting himself behind.
they do not feel the heaviness of his weight;
And when he stands in front of the people, they do not
Therefore all the world is glad to push him forward
without getting tired of him.
Nobody can ever strive with him.
Translated by John C. H. Wu