The Whole Sage
“The flexible are preserved unbroken.
The bent become straight.
The empty are filled.
The exhausted become renewed.
The poor are enriched.
The rich are confounded.
Therefore the sage embraces the one.
Because he doesn't display himself,
people can see his light.
Because he has nothing to prove,
people can trust his words.
Because he doesn't know who he is,
people recognize themselves in him.
Because he has no goal in mind,
everything he does succeeds.
The old saying that the flexible are preserved unbroken is surely right!
If you have truely attained wholeness, everything will flock to you.”
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