Chapter 37: Being A Part of Political Affairs

The Tao always lacks positive action,
yet refrains from going to extremes in meting out punishment.

Marquis Wang (a great king) seems capable to guard it,
and thus The Ten Thousand (the masses) prepare themselves for revolutionary change:

To desire to change into something ineffable and Dao-like
and to take to suppress so as to obscure that which is not.
To suppress in order to obscure all outside influences
that man also will not desire.

No desire in order to quiet and calm.
All the land under heaven shall prepare itself to become correct.

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