only simple and quiet words will ripen of themselves.
for a whirlwind does not last a whole morning,
nor does a sudden shower last a whole day.
who is their author?
heaven and earth!
even heaven and earth cannot make such violent things last long;
how much truer is it of the rash endeavors of men?
hence, he/she who cultivates the dao is one with the dao;
he/she who practices virtue is one with virtue;
and he/she who courts after loss is one with loss.
to become one with the dao is to be a welcome acession to the dao;
to be one with virtue is to be a welcome accession to virtue;
to be one with loss is to be a welcome accession to loss.
deficiency of faith on your part
entails faithlessness on the part of others.
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