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Lao Zi


Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching


51. Nurture

Cata esser in le universo
es un expression del Tao.
Illo proveni a in existentia,
inconsciente, perfecte, libere,
assume un corpore physic,
lassa que le circumstantias se compli.
Illo es proque cata esser
spontaneemente honora le Tao.
Le Tao parturi a tote esseres,
los nutri, los mantene,
los custodia, los conforta, los protege,
los reprende a se mesme,
crear sin posseder,
ager sin expectar,
guidar sin ingerer.
Illo es proque le amor del Tao
es in le natura mesme de cosas.

The Way bears all things;
Harmony nurtures them;
Nature shapes them;
Use completes them.
Each follows the Way and honours harmony,
Not by law,
But by being.
The Way bears, nurtures, shapes, completes,
Shelters, comforts, and makes a home for them.
Bearing without possessing,
Nurturing without taming,
Shaping without forcing,
This is harmony.


52. Clarity

In le initio era le Tao.
Omne cosas flue de illo;
tote cosas retorna a illo.
Pro trovar le origine,
retracia le manifestationes.
Quando on recognosce le infantes
e trova le matre,
on sera libere de tristessa.
Si on claude su mente in judicamentos
e traffica con desiros,
su corde se disturbara.
Si on lassa que su mente judica
e non que le sensos se duce,
su corde trovara le pace.
Vider a in obscuritate es claritate.
Saper submitter se es resistentia.
Usa tu proprie lumine
e retorna al fonte del lumine.
Isto se appella le practicar del eternitate.

The origin of the world is its mother;
Understand the mother, and you understand the child;
Embrace the child, and you embrace the mother,
Who will not perish when you die.
Reserve your judgments and words
And you maintain your influence;
Speak your mind and take positions
And nothing can save you.
As observing detail is clarity,
So maintaining flexibility is strength;
Use the light but shed no light,
So that you do yourself no harm,
But embrace clarity.


53. Difficult Paths

Le grande Via es facile,
totevia gente prefere le vias lateral.
Guarda te quando cosas es disequilibrate.
Resta centrate intra le Tao.
Quando speculatores ric prospera
durante que fermeros perde lor terreno;
quando officiales governamental dispende moneta pro
armas in loco de remedios;
quando le del classe alte es prodige e irresponsabile
durante que le povre ha nulle fonte de adjuta
tote isto es furto e chaos.
Illo non es in accordo con le Tao.

With but a small understanding
One may follow the Way like a main road,
Fearing only to leave it;
Following a main road is easy,
Yet people delight in difficult paths.
When palaces are kept up
Fields are left to weeds
And granaries empty;
Wearing fine clothes,
Bearing sharp swords,
Glutting with food and drink,
Hoarding wealth and possessions —
These are the ways of theft,
And far from the Way.


54. Cultivate Harmony

Quicunque se planta in le Tao
non sera displantate.
Quicunque imbracia le Tao
non cadera.
On honorara su nomine
de generation a generation.
Que le Tao es presente in tu vita
e tu devenira genuine.
Que illo es presente in tu familia
e tu familia florescera.
Que illo es presente in tu pais
e tu pais sera un examplo
a tote paises in le mundo.
Que illo es presente in le universo
e le universo cantara.
Como sape io que isto es ver?
Per reguardar intra me mesme.

Cultivate harmony within yourself, and harmony becomes real;
Cultivate harmony within your family, and harmony becomes fertile;
Cultivate harmony within your community, and harmony becomes abundant;
Cultivate harmony within your culture, and harmony becomes enduring;
Cultivate harmony within the world, and harmony becomes ubiquitous.
Live with a person to understand that person;
Live with a family to understand that family;
Live with a community to understand that community;
Live with a culture to understand that culture;
Live with the world to understand the world.
How can I live with the world?
By accepting.


55. Soft Bones

Ille qui es in harmonia con le Tao
es como un neonato.
Su ossos es molle, su musculos es debile,
ma su prisa es potente.
Ille non sape del union
del masculo el feminina,
totevia su penis pote star erecte,
assi intense es su vital fortia.
Ille pote critar fortissime tote le die,
totevia ille nunquam deveni rauc,
assi comple es su harmonia.
Le fortia del Maestro es como isto.
Ille lassa que tote cosas veni e va
sin effortio, sin desiro.
Ille nunquam expecta resultatos;
dunque ille es nunquam disappunctate
Ille es nunquam disappunctate;
dunque su spirito nunquam invetera.

Who is filled with harmony is like a newborn.
Wasps and snakes will not bite him;
Hawks and tigers will not claw him.
His bones are soft yet his grasp is sure,
For his flesh is supple;
His mind is innocent yet his body is virile,
For his vigour is plentiful;
His song is long-lasting yet his voice is sweet,
For his grace is perfect.
But knowing harmony creates abstraction,
And following abstraction creates ritual.
Exceeding nature creates calamity,
And controlling nature creates violence.


56. Impartiality

Ille qui sape non parla.
Ille qui parla non sape.
Claude tu bucca,
obstrue tu sensos,
obtunde tu acutessa,
disnoda tu nodos,
amolli tu reguardo,
subside tu pulvere.
Isto es le identitate primal.
Sia como le Tao.
On non pote approchar lo o retirar lo,
beneficiar lo o nocer a illo,
honorar lo o disgratiar lo.
Illo se rende continuemente
Illo es proque illo indura.

Who understands does not preach;
Who preaches does not understand.
Reserve your judgments and words;
Smooth differences and forgive disagreements;
Dull your wit and simplify your purpose;
Accept the world.
Friendship and enmity,
Profit and loss,
Honour and disgrace,
Will not affect you;
The world will accept you.


57. Conquer with Inaction

Si on vole esser un grande leader,
on debe apprender a sequer le Tao.
Cessa tentar a controllar.
Lassa que vade le planos e conceptos fixe,
e le mundo governara se mesme.
Le plus prohibitiones on ha,
le minus virtuose sera le gente.
Le plus armas on ha,
le minus secur sera le gente.
Le plus subsidios on ha,
le minus independente sera le gente.
Dunque le Maestro dice:
io relinque direction del lege,
e le gente deveni honeste.
Io relinque direction del economia politic,
e le gente deveni prospere.
Io relinque direction del religion,
e le gente deveni seren.
Io relinque direction del tote desiro pro le bon communal,
e le bon deveni tanto commun como herbas.

Do not control the people with laws,
Nor violence nor espionage,
But conquer them with inaction.
The more morals and taboos there are,
The more cruelty afflicts people;
The more guns and knives there are,
The more factions divide people;
The more arts and skills there are,
The more change obsoletes people;
The more laws and taxes there are,
The more theft corrupts people.
Yet take no action, and the people nurture eachother;
Make no laws, and the people deal fairly with eachother;
Own no interest, and the people cooperate with eachother;
Express no desire, and the people harmonize with eachother.


58. No End

Si un pais se governa con tolerantia,
le gente es confortabile e honeste.
Si un pais se governa con repression,
le gente es depresse e astute.
Quando le voler-a-fortia es incargate,
le plus alte le ideales, le plus basse le resultos.
Essaya a facer que le gente es felice,
e tu pone le fundamentos de miseria.
Essaya a facer que le gente es moral,
e tu pone le fundamentos de vitio.
Dunque le Maestro es contente
a servir como un examplo
e non a imponer su voler.
Ille es punctate, ma non penetrante,
Franc, ma flexibile.
Radiante, ma dulce al oculos.

When government is lazy and informal
The people are kind and honest;
When government is efficient and severe
The people are discontented and deceitful.
Good fortune follows upon disaster;
Disaster lurks within good fortune;
Who can say how things will end?
Perhaps there is no end.
Honesty is ever deceived;
Kindness is ever seduced;
Men have been like this for a long time.
So the sage is firm but not cutting,
Pointed but not piercing,
Straight but not rigid,
Bright but not blinding.


59. Restraint

Pro ben governar un pais
il ha nil melio que moderation.
Le marca de un homine moderate
es le libertate de su proprie ideales.
Tolerante como le celo,
omne-penetrante como lumine solar,
firme como un monte,
flexibile como un arbore in le vento,
ille ha nulle destination in vista
e face uso de alique
le qual le vita per fortuna le apporta.
Nil es impossibile pro ille.
Proque ille ha relinque,
ille pote custodiar le ben-esser del populo
como un matre custodia su infante.

Manage a great nation as you would cook a delicate fish.
To govern men in accord with nature
It is best to be restrained;
Restraint makes agreement easy to attain,
And easy agreement builds harmonious relationships;
With sufficient harmony no resistance will arise;
When no resistance arises, then you possess the heart of the nation,
And when you possess the nation’s heart, your influence will long endure:
Deeply rooted and firmly established.
This is the method of far sight and long life.


60. Demons

Le governar de un pais grande
es como le frir de un piscette.
On lo avaria con troppo pulsar.
Centra tu pais in le Tao
e mal habera nulle fortia.
Non proque illo non es la,
ma proque tu potera remover te de su via.
Da a mal nil a opposer
e illo disparera per se mesme.

When you use the Way to conquer the world,
Your demons will lose their power to harm.
It is not that they lose their power as such,
But that they will not harm others;
Because they will not harm others,
You will not harm others:
When neither you nor your demons can do harm,
You will be at peace with them.


61. Submission

Quando un pais obtene fortia grande,
illo deveni como le mar:
tote rivos curre a in illo.
Le plus potente illo deveni,
le plus grande le besonio pro humilitate.
Humilitate significa haber fide in le Tao,
pro isto nunquam haber besonio de esser defensive.
Un nation grande es como un homine grande:
Quando ille face un error, ille lo comprende.
Habente comprendite lo, ille lo admitte.
Habente admittite lo, ille lo corrige.
Ille considera le qui indica su faltas
como su inseniante le plus benevolente.
Ille pensa de su inimico
como le umbra que ille se mesme projecta.
Si un nation se centra in le Tao,
si illo nutri su proprie gente
e non se ingere in le affaires de alteres,
illo sera un lumine a tote nationes in le mundo.

A nation is like a hierarchy, a marketplace, and a maiden.
A maiden wins her husband by submitting to his advances;
Submission is a means of union.
So when a large country submits to a small country
It will adopt the small country;
When a small country submits to a large country
It will be adopted by the large country;
The one submits and adopts;
The other submits and is adopted.
It is in the interest of a large country to unite and gain service,
And in the interest of a small country to unite and gain patronage;
If both would serve their interests,
Both must submit.


62. Sin

Le Tao es le centro del universo
le tresor del bon homine
le refugio del mal homine.
On pote comprar le honores con parolas belle,
on pote ganiar le respecto con bon actos;
ma le Tao es ultra tote valor,
e necuno pote complir lo.
Le gente pote vider su lumine
Dunque, quando on selige un nove leader,
non offere a adjutar le
con tu ricchessa o tu competentia.
In su loco offere
a inseniar le del Tao.
Proque le Maestros ancian estima le Tao?
Proque, essente un con le Tao,
quando on cerca, on trova;
e quando on face un error, on se pardonna.
Illo es proque tote le mundo lo ama.

The Way is the fate of men,
The treasure of the saint,
And the refuge of the sinner.
Fine words are often borrowed,
And great deeds are often appropriated;
Therefore, when a man falls, do not abandon him,
And when a man gains power, do not honour him;
Only remain impartial and show him the Way.
Why should someone appreciate the Way?
The ancients said, “By it, those who seek may easily find,
And those who regret may easily absolve”
So it is the most precious gift.


63. Difficulty

Age sin facer;
travalio sin effortio.
Pensa del parve como large
e le poc como multe.
Confronta le difficile
durante que illo es ancora facile;
compli le labor grande
per un serie de parve actos.
Le Maestro nunquam essaya a attinger le grande;
dunque ille compli grandor.
Quando ille incontra un difficultate,
ille stoppa e da se mesme a illo.
Ille non adhere a su proprie conforto;
dunque problemas es nulle problema pro ille.

Practice no-action;
Attend to do-nothing;
Taste the flavorless,
Magnify the small,
Multiply the few,
Return love for hate.
Deal with the difficult while it is yet easy;
Deal with the great while it is yet small;
The difficult develops naturally from the easy,
And the great from the small;
So the sage, by dealing with the small,
Achieves the great.
Who finds it easy to promise finds it hard to be trusted;
Who takes things lightly finds things difficult;
The sage recognizes difficulty, and so has none.



Que es radicate es facile a nutrir.
Que es recente es facile a corriger.
Que es fragile es facile a rumper.
Que es parve es facile a dispersar.
Evita enoio ante que illo surge.
Pone cosas in ordine ante que illos existe.
Le pino gigante
cresce ex un planton miniscule.
Le viage de mille millias
comencia con un passo.
Pulsante a in action, on falle.
Essayante a apprender cosas, on los perde.
Fortiante un projecto a completion,
on ruina lo que era quasi matur.
Dunque le action del Maestro es
le lassar que le cosas prende lor curso.
Ille remane tanto calme
al fin como al initio.
Ille ha nil,
dunque il ha nil pro perder.
Lo que ille desira es non-desiro;
lo que ille apprende es a disapprender.
Ille simplemente rememora gente
de que illes ha sempre essite.
Ille ama nil ma le Tao.
Dunque ille pote amar tote cosas.

64a. Care at the Beginning

What lies still is easy to grasp;
What lies far off is easy to anticipate;
What is brittle is easy to shatter;
What is small is easy to disperse.
Yet a tree broader than a man can embrace is born of a tiny shoot;
A dam greater than a river can overflow starts with a clod of earth;
A journey of a thousand miles begins at the spot under one’s feet.
Therefore deal with things before they happen;
Create order before there is confusion.

64b. Care at the End

He who acts, spoils;
He who grasps, loses.
People often fail on the verge of success;
Take care at the end as at the beginning,
So that you may avoid failure.
The sage desires no-desire,
Values no-value,
Learns no-learning,
And returns to the places that people have forgotten;
He would help all people to become natural,
But then he would not be natural.


65. Subtlety

Le Maestros ancian
non essayava a educar le gente,
ma amabilemente les inseniava a non-saper.
Quando illes pensa que illes sape le responsas,
gente es difficile a guidar.
Quando illes sape que illes non sape,
gente pote trovar lor proprie via.
Si tu vole apprender a governar,
evita esser habile o ric.
Le patrono le plus simple es le le plus clar.
Contente con un vita ordinari,
on pote monstrar a tote gente le via
a lor proprie ver natura.

The ancients did not seek to rule people with knowledge,
But to help them become natural.
It is difficult for knowledgeable people to become natural;
So to use law to control a nation weakens the nation,
But to use nature to control a nation strengthens the nation.
Understanding these two paths is understanding subtlety;
Subtlety runs deep, ranges wide,
Resolves confusion and preserves peace.


66. Lead by Following

Omne rivos flue al mar
proque illo es plus basse que illes es.
Humilitate lo da su fortia.
Si on vole governar le gente,
on debe placiar se mesme sub illes.
Si on vole ducer le gente,
on debe apprender a sequer les.
Le Maestro es super le gente,
e necuno senti opprimite.
Ille va in avante del gente,
e necuno senti manipulate.
Le integre mundo es grate a ille.
Proque ille comple con necuno,
necuno pote compler con ille.

The river carves out the valley by flowing beneath it.
Thereby the river is the master of the valley.
In order to master people
One must speak as their servant;
In order to lead people
One must follow them.
So when the sage rises above the people,
They do not feel oppressed;
And when the sage stands before the people,
They do not feel hindered.
So the popularity of the sage does not fail,
He does not contend, and no one contends against him.


67. Unimportance

Alicunos dice que mi doctrina es nonsenso.
Alteres lo appella elevate ma impractic.
Ma a ille qui ha reguardate intra se mesme,
iste nonsenso face senso perfecte.
E a ille qui lo applica,
iste elevation ha radices que cresce profundemente.
Io ha solmente tres doctrinas:
simplicitate, patientia, compassion.
Iste tres es le tresores le plus grande de uno.
Simple in actiones e in pensamentos,
on retorna al fonte de esser.
Patiente con ambe amicos e inimicos,
on accorda con le via que cosas es.
Mesericorde a se mesme,
on reconcilia tote esseres in le mundo.

All the world says,
“I am important;
I am separate from all the world.
I am important because I am separate,
Were I the same, I could never be important.”
Yet here are three treasures
That I cherish and commend to you:
The first is compassion,
By which one finds courage.
The second is restraint,
By which one finds strength.
And the third is unimportance,
By which one finds influence.
Those who are fearless, but without compassion,
Powerful, but without restraint,
Or influential, yet important,
Cannot endure.


68. Compassion

Le optime athleta
vole que su opponente es a su optime.
Le optime general
entra le mente de su inimico.
Le optime homine de affaires
servi le bon communal.
Le optime leader
seque le voler del gente.
Omne de illes incarna
le virtute de non-competition.
Il non es que illes non ama compler,
ma que illes lo face in le spirito de joco.
In isto illes es como infantes
e in harmonia con le Tao.

Compassion is the finest weapon and best defence.
If you would establish harmony,
Compassion must surround you like a fortress.
A good soldier does not inspire fear;
A good fighter does not display aggression;
A good conqueror does not engage in battle;
A good leader does not exercise authority.
This is the value of unimportance;
This is how to win the cooperation of others;
This to how to build the same harmony that is in nature.


69. Ambush

Le generales diceva
«In loco de facer le movimento prime
il es melior attender e vider.
In loco de advantiar un uncia de longor
il es melior retirar se un yard.»
Isto se appella
mover in avante sin advantiar,
repulsar sin usar del armas.
Il ha nulle infortuna plus grande
que le subestimar de un inimico
Le subestimar de un inimico
significa le pensar que ille es mal.
Dunque on destrue su tres tresores
e deveni un inimico se mesme.
Quando duo grande fortias se oppose a un le altere,
le victoria vadera
al uno que sape submitter se.

There is a saying among soldiers:
It is easier to lose a yard than take an inch.
In this manner one may deploy troops without marshalling them,
Bring weapons to bear without exposing them,
Engage the foe without invading them,
And exhaust their strength without fighting them.
There is no worse disaster than misunderstanding your enemy;
To do so endangers all of my treasures;
So when two well matched forces oppose eachother,
The general who maintains compassion will win.


70. Individuality

Mi doctrinas es facile a comprender
e facile a applicar
Totevia le intellecto nunquam los apprendera,
e si on essaya a practicar los, on fallera.
Mi doctrinas es plus vetule que le mundo.
Como pote on apprender lor signification?
Si tu vole saper me
reguarda intra tu corde.

My words are easy to understand
And my actions are easy to perform
Yet no other can understand or perform them.
My words have meaning; my actions have reason;
Yet these cannot be known and I cannot be known.
We are each unique, and therefore valuable;
Though the sage wears coarse clothes, his heart is jade.


71. Limitation

Non-saper es ver scientia.
Presumer saper es un maladia.
Primo comprende que tu es malade;
pois tu pote approchar le sanitate.
Le Maestro es su proprie medico.
Ille se mesme ha curate de tote saper.
Dunque ille es vermente integre.

Who recognizes his limitations is healthy;
Who ignores his limitations is sick.
The sage recognizes this sickness as a limitation.
And so becomes immune.


72. Revolution

Quando illes perde lor senso de pavor reverential,
gente torna a religion.
Quando illes non jam ha fide a se mesme,
illes comencia a depender super authoritate.
Dunque le Maestro se retira
a fin que le gente non sera confuse.
Ille insenia sin inseniar,
a fin que le gente habera nil a apprender.

When people have nothing more to lose,
Then revolution will result.
Do not take away their lands,
And do not destroy their livelihoods;
If your burden is not heavy then they will not shirk it.
The sage maintains himself but exacts no tribute,
Values himself but requires no honours;
He ignores abstraction and accepts substance.


73. Fate

Le Tao es sempre in repose.
Illo supera sin compler,
responda sin parlar un parola,
arriva sin esser advocate,
compli sin un plano.
Su rete coperi le universo integre.
E ben que su malias es large,
illo non lassa que un cosa passa.

Who is brave and bold will perish;
Who is brave and subtle will benefit.
The subtle profit where the bold perish
For fate does not honour daring.
And even the sage dares not tempt fate.
Fate does not attack, yet all things are conquered by it;
It does not ask, yet all things answer to it;
It does not call, yet all things meet it;
It does not plan, yet all things are determined by it.
Fate’s net is vast and its mesh is coarse,
Yet none escape it.


74. Execution

Si on sape que tote cosas se cambia,
on non essayara a tener a alique.
Si on non ha timor de morir,
il ha nil que on non pote complir.
Essayar a controllar le futura
es como essayar a prender le loco del carpentero principal.
Quando on manea le utensiles del carpentero principal,
probabilemente on secara tu mano.

If people were not afraid of death,
Then what would be the use of an executioner?
If people were only afraid of death,
And you executed everyone who did not obey,
No one would dare to disobey you.
Then what would be the use of an executioner?
People fear death because death is an instrument of fate.
When people are killed by execution rather than by fate,
This is like carving wood in the place of a carpenter.
Those who carve wood in place of a carpenter
Often injure their hands.


75. Rebellion

Quando taxas es troppo grande,
le gente habera fame.
Quando le governamento es troppo inportunate
le gente perde lor spirito.
Age pro le beneficio del gente.
Ha fide a illes; lassa les sol.

When rulers take grain so that they may feast,
Their people become hungry;
When rulers take action to serve their own interests,
Their people become rebellious;
When rulers take lives so that their own lives are maintained,
Their people no longer fear death.
When people act without regard for their own lives
They overcome those who value only their own lives.


76. Flexibility

Homines quando nascite es molle e flexibile;
quando morte, illes es rigide e dur.
Plantas quando nascite es tenere e flexibile;
quando morte, illes es fragile e sic.
Dunque quicunque es rigide e inflexible
es un discipulo del morte.
Quicunque es molle e cedente
es un discipulo de vita.
Le dur e le rigide sera rupte.
Le molle e flexibile prevalera.

A newborn is soft and tender,
A crone, hard and stiff.
Plants and animals, in life, are supple and succulent;
In death, withered and dry.
So softness and tenderness are attributes of life,
And hardness and stiffness, attributes of death.
Just as a sapless tree will split and decay
So an inflexible force will meet defeat;
The hard and mighty lie beneath the ground
While the tender and weak dance on the breeze above.


77. Need

Le modo que illo age in le mundo, le Tao
es como le curvar de un arco.
Le alto se curva a basso;
le basso se curva in alto.
Illo adjusta excesso e deficientia
a fin que il ha balantia perfecte.
Illo subtrahe de illo que es troppo
e da a illo que non es bastante.
Ille qui essaya a controllar,
qui usa fortia a protectar su poter,
va contra le direction del Tao.
Illos subtrahe de ille qui non ha bastante
e da a ille qui ha multo troppo.
Le Maestro pote continuar dar
proque il ha nulle fin a su ricchessa.
Ille age sin expectation,
succede sin assumer credito,
e non pensa que ille es melior
que alicuno altere.

Is the action of nature not unlike drawing a bow?
What is higher is pulled down, and what is lower is raised up;
What is taller is shortened, and what is thinner is broadened;
Nature’s motion decreases those who have more than they need
And increases those who need more than they have.
It is not so with Man.
Man decreases those who need more than they have
And increases those who have more than they need.
To give away what you do not need is to follow the Way.
So the sage gives without expectation,
Accomplishes without claiming credit,
And has no desire for ostentation.


78. Yielding

Nil in le mundo
es tanto molle e cedente como aqua.
Totevia pro dissolver le dur e inflexible,
nil pote superar lo.
Le molle supera le dur;
le dulce supera le rigide.
Tote le mundo sape que isto es ver,
ma poc pote applicar lo.
Dunque le Maestro remane
seren in medio de tristessa.
Le mal non pote entra su corde.
Proque ille ha abandonate le adjutar,
ille es le adjuta le plus grande del gente.
Ver parolas pare esser paradoxe.

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water,
Yet nothing can better overcome the hard and strong,
For they can neither control nor do away with it.
The soft overcomes the hard,
The yielding overcomes the strong;
Every person knows this,
But no one can practice it.
Who attends to the people would control the land and grain;
Who attends to the state would control the whole world;
Truth is easily hidden by rhetoric.


79. Reconciliation

Fallimento es un opportunitate.
Si on blasma alicuno altere,
il ha nulle fin al blasmo.
Dunque le Maestro
satisface su proprie obligationes
e corrige su proprie errore.
Ille face lo que ille debe facer
e demanda nil de alteres.

When conflict is reconciled, some hard feelings remain;
This is dangerous.
The sage accepts less than is due
And does not blame or punish;
For harmony seeks agreement
Where justice seeks payment.
The ancients said: “nature is impartial;
Therefore it serves those who serve all.”


80. Utopia

Si un pais se governa sagemente,
su habitantes sera contente.
Illes gaude del labor de su manos
e non guasta tempore inventante
machinas que allevia travalio.
Proque illes carmente ama su casas,
le viages non les interessa.
Il pote haber un poc de carros e barcas,
ma istos non va alicubi.
Il pote haber un arsenal de armas,
ma necuno jamais los usa.
Le gente gaude de su alimentos,
prende placia in esser con su families,
passa le weekends travaliante in su jardines,
se delecta in le evenimentos del vicinitate.
E etiam ben que le pais proxime es assi proxime
que gente pote audir su gallos cantante e su canes latrante,
illes es contente a morir de vetulessa
sin jamais vader pro vider lo.

Let your community be small, with only a few people;
Keep tools in abundance, but do not depend upon them;Appreciate your life and be content with your home;
Sail boats and ride horses, but don’t go too far;
Keep weapons and armour, but do not employ them;
Let everyone read and write,
Eat well and make beautiful things.
Live peacefully and delight in your own society;
Dwell within cock-crow of your neighbours,
But maintain your independence from them.


81. The Sage

Ver parolas non es eloquente;
eloquente parolas non es ver.
Homines sage non debe provar su puncto;
homines qui debe provar su puncto non es sage.
Le Maestro ha nulle possessiones.
Le plus que ille face pro alteres,
le plus felice ille es.
Le plus que ille da a alteres,
le plus opulente ille es.
Le Tao nutri per non fortiar.
Per non dominar, le Maestro duce.

Honest people use no rhetoric;
Rhetoric is not honesty.
Enlightened people are not cultured;
Culture is not enlightenment.
Content people are not rich;
Riches are not contentment.
So the sage does not serve himself;
The more he does for others, the more he is satisfied;
The more he gives, the more he receives.
Nature flourishes at the expense of no one;
So the sage benefits all men and contends with none.