The Way is the mysterious sanctuary
Of the ten thousand things
A treasury for those who are good
And a refuge for those who are not
Pleasant words make sales
Honourable deeds place one above others
If a person has no goodness
Why should we reject them?
At the enthronement of the Son of Heaven
And the appointment of the Three Ministers
Though presented with precious jade
Or proceeded by four-horse carriages
None of this is as good
As sitting still
And making progress in The Way
This is the reason
The ancients exalted The Way
Above all else
Did they not say:
Through it seekers receive?
Through it the guilty are forgiven?
Therefore it is the treasure
Of All Below Heaven