by Lao Tze
Printed in 1891 Tao Teh King (Tao Te Ching): Sacred Books of the East Vol. 39
1. The skilful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle
and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep
(also) so as to elude men's knowledge. As they were thus beyond men's
knowledge, I will make an effort to describe of what sort they
appeared to be.
2. Shrinking looked they like those who wade through a stream in
3. Who can (make) the muddy water (clear)? Let it be still, and it
4. They who preserve this method of the Tao do not wish to be full (of
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