The great country is like the low land,
Which receives all things flowing into it.
This land, where all things meet,
Where all the world is welcome.
The small is greater than the large,
The still is greater than the restless.
The small prevails upon the large by submitting;
The female prevails upon the male by being still.
The smart man wants to uplift the people,
And the people want to follow him.
Only by lowering themselves can this be achieved.
The smart man bows to the people,
The people bow as well.
They lift their heads slowly,
And see only this.