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|There is something that is perfect in its disorder
|Which is born before Heaven and Earth.
|So silent and desolate! It establishes itself without renewal.
|Functions universally without lapse.
|We can regard it as the Mother of Everything.
|I don’t know its name.
|Hence, when forced to name it, I call it “Way.”
|When forced to categorize it, I call it “great.”
|Greatness entails transcendence.
|Transcendence entails going-far.
|Going-far entails return.
|Hence, the Way is great, Heaven is great, the Earth is great
|And the human is also great.
|Within our realm there are four greatnesses and the human being is one of them.
|Human beings follow the Earth.
|Earth follows Heaven
|Heaven follows the Way
|The Way follows things as they are.