To know one’s strength, stay passive.
Be a valley beneath Heaven.
Constant virtue never diminishing,
The eternal river returns again to one’s childlike innocence.
Know your purity,
But stay open to your darkness.
Be a pattern for the world, ancient virtue never failing,
Returns to a place of unlimited perfection.
Know your glory,
But maintain humility.
Become a valley below Heaven.
The world’s valley – always virtuous,
Returns to the simplicity of uncarved wood.
Carved wood becomes useful tools.
Great leaders use the tools without carving the wood.