Tao Te Ching – Verse 57

If you want to be a great leader,
you must first learn to follow the Tao.
Stop trying to control.
Let go of fixed plans and concepts,
and the world will govern itself.

How do I know this is so?
Because in this world,
the greater the prohibitions,
the less virtuous people will be.
The more advanced the weapons of state,
the less secure people will be.
The more laws are posted,
the more thieves appear.

Therefore the Master says:
I let go of the law,
and people become honest.
I let go of economics,
and people become prosperous.
I let go of religion,
and people become serene.
I let go of all desire for the common good,
and the good becomes common as grass.

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