1 If everyone knows beauty as beautiful,there is already ugliness;If everyone knows kindness as kind,there is already evil.Being and non-being beget each other;The difficult and the easy complement each other;The long and the short contrast with each other;The high and t1he low point to each other;The voice and its echo resound with each other;Before and after follow each other.3 Therefore, the Holy One acts without effortand teaches without speaking.4 All things rise from him, yet he claims no sovereignty;He multiplies all yet claims no possession;He benefits all yet expects no return;He accomplishes all yet claims no credit;5 He claims no credit yet endures forever.