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|Use fairness in governing the state.
|Use surprise tactics in war.
|Be unconcerned and you will have the world.
|How do I know it is like this?
|The more regulations there are,
|The poorer people become.
|The more people own lethal weapons,
|The more darkened are the country and clans.
|The more clever the people are,
|The more extraordinary actions they take.
|The more picky the laws are,
|The more thieves and gangsters there are.
|Therefore the sages say:
|I do not force my way and the people transform themselves.
|I enjoy my serenity and the people correct themselves.
|I do not interfere and the people enrich themselves.
|I have no desires
And the people find their original mind.