Tao Te Ching Chapter 2

2nd Chapter
When beauty has been emphasized, the ugly becomes notable.
When good has been favored, the evil is opposed.
Being and nonbeing, manifest and conceal each other;
The difficult and the easy complement each other;
Long and short contrast each other;
The high and low tilt toward each other;
Voice and sound harmonize each other;
Front and back are ordered by one another.

The sage knows that if one is emphasized the other will be magnified too.
In order to not cause division, he helps whoever is in need without showing favor or disfavor to anyone.
Whatever can help others to progress, he will be sure to do it.
He creates opportunities and does not claim them.
He encourages people to use the opportunities and makes things happen without imposing.
When things happen and produce results, he does not claim the credit.
Because his actions leave no self-mark, he teaches selflessness by actions instead of words.

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