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Daoism -> Zhuangzi -> Outer Chapters -> The Revolution of Heaven -> 7.2

:“Laozi replied, 'It is fortunate that you have not met with a ruler fitted to rule the age.
Those six writings
are a description of the vestiges left by the former kings,
but do not tell how they made such vestiges;
and what you, Sir, speak about
are still only the vestiges.
But vestiges are the prints left by the shoes
- are they the shoes that produced them?
A pair of white herons look at each other
with pupils that do not move, and impregnation takes place;
the male insect emits its buzzing sound in the air above,
and the female responds from the air below, and impregnation takes place;
the creatures called lei are both male and female,
and each individual breeds of itself.
The nature cannot be altered; the conferred constitution cannot be changed; the march of the seasons cannot be arrested; the Dao cannot be stopped.
If you get the Dao,
there is no effect that cannot be produced;
if you miss it,
。” there is no effect that can.'

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