Tao is nameless.
Simple and small,
though it cannot be commanded.
If leaders are able to lead with Tao,
the Ten Thousand Things will naturally follow.
Heaven and Earth will unite and send down sweet rain.
The people, without command,
will naturally take the road of peace.
Since rules have existed,
there have been names for things.
Naming things exhausts them.
If you know when to stop,
there is no danger.
In this way,
the world relates to Tao
as the rivers and streams to the ocean.