Tao gives rise to a unified field of being,
The unified field of being splits into the yin and the yang,
The interplay of yin and yang gives birth to creativity,
And creativity produces all the things we perceive in the world.
Elements in the world are vehicles for yin and yang,
Helping to harmoniously blend their vital energies.
Most people hate to be lonely and disrespected,
Yet great men can see the value in being an outsider.
They know that in certain conditions
Loss can be a gain, and gain can be a loss.
It’s been said many times before:
Those who visit violence upon the world
Will surely have violence visited upon them.
This is the most important thing in the world there is to understand.
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