inaction by which there is nothing which cannot be accomplished.
"Tao is the sovereign lord of Tê.
- Tê is the "virtue" of spontaneity.
Life is the glorifier of Tê.
- By means of which it can be manifested.
Nature is the substance of life.
- The code of which life is the embodiment.
The operation of that nature is action. The perversion of that action is error.
"People who know put forth physical power. People who know employ mental effort. But what people who know do not know is to be as the eye.
- Which sees without looking.
"Emotion which is spontaneous is called virtue passive. Emotion which is not evoked by the external is called virtue active. The names of these are antagonistic; but essentially they are in accord.
- All "virtue" should proceed from the real self, sc. from God.
"Yi was skilled in hitting the bull's-eye; but stupid at preventing people from praising him for so doing.
- See ch. v.
The Sage devotes himself to the natural and neglects the artificial. For only the Perfect Man can