Daodejing 50

We come out of the earth and live;
We die and enter the earth again.

Out of every ten,
three are out to
save their own lives,
and three are out to kill.

Another three think they serve life,
but spread death instead. Why?
Because they are trying too hard.

But one in ten—that one
walks without danger, without
weapon or protection because

sharp edges can do no harm.
Why? Because that one
does not serve death.



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