Tao Te Ching on Control…


The Way flows and ebbs,
creating and destroying,
Implementing all the world,
attending to the tiniest details,
… Claiming nothing in return.

It nurtures all things,
Though it does not control them;
It has no intention,
So it seems inconsequential.

It is the substance of all things;
Though it does not control them;
It has no exception,
So it seems all-important.

The sage would not control the world;
He is in harmony with the world.

Lao-tzu

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