Tao flows everywhere and in all directions.
Everything in the universe relies upon it,
Yet it doesn’t expect anything in return.
It works diligently,
Yet seeks no merit.
It is all-powerful,
Yet seeks no control.
It is eternal,
Yet seeks no sustenance.
Thus it can be found amongst even the most insignificant.
It provides the ground for all things,
Yet requires no tithe.
Thus it can be placed among the greatest of the great.
In the same way,
The sage does not seek greatness.
This is how he finds it.
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