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Tao Te Ching Chapter 37 | Lao-Tzu | Comparative Translations

The Way of Virtue





The Tao in its regular course does nothing (for the sake of doing it), and so there is nothing which it does not do.


If princes and kings were able to maintain it, all things would of themselves be transformed by them.


If this transformation became to me an object of desire, I would express the desire by the nameless simplicity.


Simplicity without a name

Is free from all external aim.

With no desire, at rest and still,

All things go right as of their will.

The Tao never does anything,

yet through it all things are done.


If powerful men and women

could venter themselves in it,

the whole world would be transformed

by itself, in its natural rhythms.

People would be content

with their simple, everyday lives,

in harmony, and free of desire.


When there is no desire,

all things are at peace.




Translated by J. Legge





Translated by Stephen Mitchell













 

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