The ancients who practiced Tao
did not use it to enlighten people,
but kept it secret.
People are difficult to govern
because they are too clever.
Those who use cleverness to govern nations bring problems.
Those who lead with simplicity bring blessing.
To know these two ancient principles
is to understand the model of the Universe.
Constant attention to this pattern
is called Te or profound virtue.
Profound virtue is deep and far reaching
and returns things to their source, to Tao.
This realization is the great harmony of Tao.