by Lao-Tse
Chapter 33

Chapter 34

1

The Tao in its regular course does nothing (for the sake of doing it), and so there is nothing which it does not do.

2

If princes and kings were able to maintain it, all things would of themselves be transformed by them.

3

If this transformation became to me an object of desire, I would express the desire by the nameless simplicity.

    Simplicity without a name    Is free from all external aim.    With no desire, at rest and still,    All things go right as of their will.