It is the way of heaven to keep moving and to allow no piling up - hence the ten thousand things come to completion. It is the Way of the emperor to keep moving and to allow no piling up - hence the whole world repairs to his court. It is the Way of the sage to keep moving and to allow no piling up - hence all within the seas bow to him. Comprehending Heaven, conversant with the sage, walker in the six avenues and four frontiers of the Virtue of emperors and kings - the actions of such a man come naturally; dreamily, he never lacks stillness."Piling up" is a great way of putting it! Our lives are spent piling up prejudices, wrong thinking, stress, tension, rigidity and negativity. Is it any wonder that we always seem weighted down?
~ Burton Watson translation ~
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