To study more and more
with each passing day the Tao,
each day you lose something.
You lose something again and again to the extent that
you are lacking because of it.
You seek the non-assertion of Wu-wei
as well as the ability to refrain from going to extremes
in meting out punishment of the self or others.
To get all the land under heaven,
Always use “wu-shi” (“lacking-matter” or “anti-matter”) as well as matter.
It’s inadequate to use (only matter) to take all the land under heaven alone.