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重为轻根   Heaviness is the root of lightness.
静为躁君   Composure is the ruler of instability.
是以圣人终日行   Therefore the sage travels all day
不离辎重   Without putting down his heavy load.
虽有荣观   Though there may be spectacles to see
燕处超然   He easily passes them by.
奈何   This being so
万乘之主   How could the ruler of a large state
而以身轻天下   Be so concerned with himself as to ignore the people?
轻则失本   If you take them lightly you will lose your roots.
躁则失君   If you are unstable, you will lose your rulership.

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