The Tao is pervasive

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The Tao is pervasive,
flowing to the left and right.

It accomplishes its tasks, completes its affairs,
but makes no claim on them.
The ten thousand things return to it,
but it does not act as their master.
It is eternally without desire,
so it may be named among the small.
The ten thousand things return to it,
but it does not act as their master,
so it may be named among the great.

The master accomplishes greatness.
Because he does not act great,
he is able to accomplish the great.

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