Daodejing 2

 When everyone agrees

on the beautiful, that is



When all agree

on what is excellent,

there is nothing good.


Seen and unseen flow 

from each other.


The difficult and the easy

go round and around.


Long and short;

high and low;


before and after; 

noise and music—


one reveals the other.


This is why the enlightened

do without expectation, 

teach without words.


In every action

the enlightened act 

according to the will 

of the action.


They do without fuss

but act in power.


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