The Book of the Right Way of Laozi – 43


Of everything under the sun, that which is most yielding
Permeates everything. Everything under the sun that is most unyielding
Cannot penetrate the interstices.
Truly, because I realize the value of not acting
This wordless teaching
Increases without acting.
Of everything under the sun, few attain it.




Literal rendering:

1 sky under it most soft
2 spread open up sky under it most unyielding
3 not be enter not interstice
4 I yes because know not act it be benefit
5 not speak it teach
6 not act it increase
7 sky under rare reach it