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Tao te Ching

36 If desire shall conceal true self, True self will manifest itself even more. If desire shall weaken true self, True self will strengthen itself even more. If desire shall abandon true self, True self will prosperous even more. If desire shall deprive true self, True self will give even more. This is known as the enlightened nature that is subtle yet profound. Gentleness overcomes strength, and the meek overcomes the strong. Just as fish live in deep water and cannot survive after being taken out of the depths. And the powerful weapons of a country should not be displayed, Just like one’s true nature cannot be revealed to be seen.

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