06 June 2011

Sixty-Six

Rivers rule valleys, and seas rule rivers
because they take the lower position.

The sage is elevated by placing himself below others.
He leads by leaving himself behind.

When he assumes high position,
the people do not feel his weight.
When he rules, they do not feel threatened.
The realm rejoices, and never tires of his presence.

Because he does not contend,
nothing stands against him.