Tao Te – 77

the heavens of Tao bend like a bow
those high are lowered the lowly raised
were the string too long it is cut to size
if not long enough stretched

the heavens of Tao receives back the great surplus
and gives to those bereft of enough
this is not the way of those on earth
they take from those without enough
and load those with too much more

who gives away their more than enough
wise ones

wise ones work without award
achieve the needed in the course of life
refrain from trumpeting their world

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