Follow us on Facebook to receive important updates Follow us on Twitter to receive important updates Follow us on sina.com's microblogging site to receive important updates Follow us on Douban to receive important updates
Chinese Text Project
Simplified Chinese version
Show translation:[None] [English]
Search details:
Scope: Dao De Jing Request type: Paragraph
Condition 1: References "江海所以能为百谷王者,以其善下之" Matched:1.
Total 1 paragraphs. Page 1 of 1.

道德经 - Dao De Jing

[Warring States (475 BC - 221 BC)] English translation: James Legge [?]
Books referencing 《道德经》 Library Resources
Source
Related resources
[Also known as: 《老子》, "Tao Te Ching", "Laozi"]

66 道德经:
江海所以能为百谷王者,以其善下之,故能为百谷王。是以圣人欲上民,必以言下之;欲先民,必以身后之。是以圣人处上而民不重,处前而民不害。是以天下乐推而不厌。以其不争,故天下莫能与之争。
Dao De Jing:
(Putting one's self last)
That whereby the rivers and seas are able to receive the homage and tribute of all the valley streams, is their skill in being lower than they; - it is thus that they are the kings of them all. So it is that the sage (ruler), wishing to be above men, puts himself by his words below them, and, wishing to be before them, places his person behind them.
In this way though he has his place above them, men do not feel his weight, nor though he has his place before them, do they feel it an injury to them.
Therefore all in the world delight to exalt him and do not weary of him. Because he does not strive, no one finds it possible to strive with him.

Total 1 paragraphs. Page 1 of 1.