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不出户知天下   Without going out the door, knowing everything,
不闚牖见天道   Without peeking out the window shades, seeing the Way of Heaven.
其出弥远其知弥少   The further you go, the less you know.
是以圣人   Hence the sage
不行而知   Understands without having to go through the whole process.
不见而名   Discerns 1 without looking.
不为而成   Is perfected without striving.

Sitelen Sitelen Renderer by Olaf Janssen.

  1. Miller: “The commentarial tradition reads 名 as meaning 明.” 

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