||When the Dao prevails in the world, they send back their swift
horses to (draw) the dung-carts. When the Dao is disregarded
world, the war-horses breed in the border lands.
||When the world possesses Reason, race horses are reserved for hauling dung. When
the world is without Reason, war horses are bred in
||When the world yields to Dao, race horses will be used to haul manure. When the
world ignores Dao war horses are pastured on the public
||There is no guilt greater than to sanction ambition; no calamity
greater than to be discontented with one's lot; no fault greater than
the wish to be getting.
No greater sin than yielding to desire. No greater misery than discontent.
No greater calamity than greed.
|There is no sin greater than desire. There is no misfortune greater than discontent.
There is no calamity greater than acquisitiveness.
||Therefore the sufficiency of contentment is
an enduring and unchanging sufficiency.
Therefore, he who knows content's content is always content.
|Therefore to know extreme contentment is simply to be content.