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Why is Nature eternal and enduring?
Because it does not have any ends.
Because it lacks any goals,
Nature can never fail to succeed.

Understanding this,
The sage also refuses to contend or compete.
By placing himself in the back,
He soon finds himself out in front.
Because he doesn’t have any expectations,
He doesn’t suffer any disappointments.
Thus, it is only because he lacks any self-interest
That his interests are fulfilled.

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