Tao Te Ching
by LAO TSU
Translation by Gia Fu Feng


Five

Heaven and earth are ruthless;
They see the ten thousand things as dummies.
The wise are ruthless;
They see people as dummies.

The space between heaven and earth is like a bellows.
The shape changes but not the form;
The more it moves, the more it yields.
More words count less.
Hold fast to the center.