Tao Te Ching – Verse 22

Before completion, things are unfinished.
Before straightening, the path bends.

Before filling comes emptiness.
Before renewal comes use.

Before opportunity comes limitation.
Before burden comes too much to choose.

In this way…
The Master perceives a whole world of non-division.

Not looking for something,
his vision is clear.

Not striving after ideals,
his path is free.

Not aiming at gratification,
he finds success.

Not admiring the success,
he goes further.

So far as nothing is opposed, opposition can’t be met.

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