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Chapter fifty-five: The sign of the mysterious

Being full of power
is like being a baby.
Scorpions don't sting,
tigers don't attack,
eagles don't strike.
Soft bones, weak muscles,
but a firm grip.
Ignorant of the intercourse
of man and woman,
yet the baby penis is erect.
True and perfect energy!
All day long screaming and crying,
but never getting hoarse.
True and perfect harmony!

To know harmony
is to know what's eternal.
To know what's eternal
is enlightenment.
Increase of life is full of portent;
the strong heart exhausts  the vital breath.
The full-grown is on the edge of age.
Not the Way.
What's not the Way soon dies.

Lao Tse, Tao te Ching.
Interpreted by Ursula K. Le Guin.

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