||Let the kingdom be governed according to the Dao, and the manes of the departed
will not manifest their spiritual energy. It is not
those manes have not that spiritual energy, but it will not be employed to hurt
men. It is not that it could not hurt men, but neither does the ruling sage hurt
them. When these two do not injuriously affect each other, their good
influences converge in the virtue (of the Dao).
||If with Reason the empire is managed, its ghosts will not spook. Not only will
its ghosts not spook, but its gods will not harm the
people. Not only will its gods not harm the people,
but neither will its holy men harm the people. Since
neither will do harm, therefore their virtues will
||With Dao one may successfully rule the Empire. Ghosts will not frighten, gods
will not harm, neither will wise men mislead the people.
Since nothing frightens or harms the people, de [teh] will