Daodejing 77

The way of the creative universe
is like stringing a bow:

the top comes down,
the bottom goes up.

Just so the creative universe
gives to what has little,
takes from what has a lot.

It is the way of the creative universe
to give and to take. People do not do this—

we take without giving.

Who among us takes,
then gives to all?
The one who
knows the way of
the creative universe.

Those free of themselves
act without preconception;
do what needs to be done
without worrying about
consequences.

Those free of themselves
have no need to be
considered extraordinary.

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