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《後己》

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1 後己:
江海所以能為百谷王者,以其善下之,故能為百谷王。江海以卑,故眾流歸之,若民歸就王。以卑下,故能為百谷王也。是以欲上民,欲在民之上也。必以言下之;法江海處謙虛。欲先民,欲在民之前也。必以身後之。先人而後己也。是以聖人處上而民不重,聖人在民上為主,不以尊貴虐下,故民戴而不為重。處前而民不害。聖人在民前,不以光明蔽後,民親之若父母,無有欲害之心也。是以天下樂推而不厭。聖人恩深愛厚,視民如赤子,故天下樂推進以為主,無有厭也。以其不爭,天下無厭聖人時,是由聖人不與人爭先後也。故天下莫能與之爭。言人皆有為,無有與吾爭無為。

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