The Book of the Right Way of Laozi – 47

47

Without going outside, everything under the sun may be known.
You don’t have to look outside the window to see the universal process.
The farther one travels
The less one knows.
Truly, because the sage
Travels not, he knows;
Sees not, he names;
Acts not, he succeeds.

不出戶知天下;不闚牖見天道。其出彌遠,其知彌少。是以聖人不行而知,不見而名,不為而成。

 

1 not go out household know sky under
2 not peep window see sky process
3 it go out full far
4 it know full few
5 yes because sage man
6 not travel yet know
7 not see yet name
8 not act yet accomplish

 

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