Heavy is the root of light

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Heavy is the root of light.
Stillness is the master of haste.

Therefore the superior person travels all day
without leaving his seat.
Though surrounded by luxury and noise,
he remains clear-minded and calm.

How then could the lord of ten thousand chariots
conduct himself lightly in public?

If he conducts himself lightly, he loses his root.
If he moves hastily, he loses his mastery.

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