Honor and disgrace both surprise us.
Great esteem bring trouble
because one is bound to
their own sense of self-importance.
This is why honor and disgrace surprise us.
Gaining praise makes one fall –
To receive it feels like fear.
This is why
honor and disgrace surprise us.
Trouble is caused
by a strong sense of self.
Without a sense of self,
what can trouble you?
Therefore, if one treasures themselves
by servicing others,
One is able to hold the world in her hands.