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道常无为   The Way is always “not-doing”
而无不为   Yet there is nothing it doesn’t do.
侯王若能守之   If the rulers are were able to embody it
万物将自化   Everyone will naturally be changed.
化而欲作   Being changed, they desire to do things.
吾将镇之以无名之朴   So I must restrain them, using the nameless “uncarved block.”
无名之朴   Using the nameless uncarved block
夫亦将无欲   They become desireless.
不欲以静   Desireless, they are tranquil and
天下将自定   All-under-Heaven is naturally settled.

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