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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 9

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Holding back and filling, this is not the same as it stopping. [i]

Torrents clash and gather, this cannot be long sustained. [v] 697 more words

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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 8

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The highest good is like water. [i]

Watery good benefits countless creatures, for it does not argue. [v]

It remains in places that the crowds find foul, so it is close to the way. 504 more words

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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 7

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The sky lasts, the earth endures. [i]

As for why the sky and earth can last and endure, they do not give life to themselves. 334 more words

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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 6

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The valley spirit does not die. [i]

Call her dark dell.

Dark dell’s gateways. [v]

Call them the sky and earth’s roots.

Delicate, delicate, seeming to survive. 672 more words

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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 5

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The sky and earth are not humane. [i]

They use countless creatures as straw dogs.

Wise people are not humane.

They use all families as straw dogs. 608 more words

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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 4

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The way swells; but using it, what exists does not fill. [i]

Deep! It seems to be countless creatures’ ancestor. [v]

Fathomless! It sometimes seems to survive. 857 more words

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Dào Dé Jīng with footnotes: 3

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Not preferring the worthy allows people to not argue. [i]

Not prizing hard to obtain goods allows people to not act like thieves. 654 more words

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