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Chapter 37

1 The Tao in its regular course does nothing (for the sake of
doing it), and so there is nothing which it does not do.

2 If princes and kings were able to maintain it, all things would of
themselves be transformed by them.

3 If this transformation became to me an object of desire, I would
express the desire by the nameless simplicity.

4 Simplicity without a name
Is free from all external aim.
With no desire, at rest and still,
All things go right as of their will.
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