The Book of the Right Way of Laozi – 70.

70

My teaching is very easy to understand,
Very simple to follow.
Yet no one in the universe is able to know
Or follow it.
My teaching is primordial (or archetypal).
This is my authority.
Truly, humanity does not know this teaching.
Truly, therefore, they do not know me.
I am known by very few,
Yet he who knows me knows that which is precious (and thereby becomes precious or noble).
Truly, therefore, the sage,
By wearing coarse cloth, cherishes the jade within his heart-mind.

吾言甚易知,甚易行。天下莫能知,莫能行。言有宗,事有君。夫唯無知,是以不我知。知我者希,則我者貴。是以聖人被褐懷玉。

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