Dao De Jing 5
Heaven & earth lack sentiment & treat the ten thousand things like straw dogs;
The sage lacks sentiment & treats the people like straw dogs.
The space between heaven & earth is like a bellows:
Empty yet unyielding.
The more it is worked the more it sends forth.
Much discussion impoverishes it:
Instead conserve the core
Translation by John Hayes
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