Daodejing 54

What is planted according to The Way
cannot be uprooted;

what is grasped according to The Way
cannot be snatched away or dropped.

With The Way, the human chain
grows long and excellent.

Cultivation of excellence
in the self
creates integrity;

cultivation of excellence
in the family
creates abundance;

cultivation of excellence
in the community
creates compassion;

cultivation of excellence
in the nation
creates resilience;

cultivation of excellence
in the world
creates human flourishing.

Cultivation in The Way
creates excellence in self,
family,community,
nation, and world.

How do I know this?
Look around you!

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