Hold the masculine with the feminine,
Hold the bright with the dull,
Hold the high with the low,
And then you can hold the whole world.
Know the pure,
Keep the sullied.
Be as open as a valley.
The constant source will be sufficient,
And you will return to the uncarved block.
When the block is divided, it becomes profitable,
And leaders rule with its pieces.
The smart man holds the block complete;
He preserves the great unity,
Which can neither be ruled nor divided.