Chapter 3

Not rewarding the capable
Makes the people not contend
Not valuing rare items
Makes the people not be robbers
Not showing what can be desired
Makes the people's heart not be disordered
Therefore the Sage in governing
Empties their heart and fills their belly
Weakens their will and strengthens their bones
Always makes the people
Not know and not desire
Makes the intellectuals
Not dare act
Acts by not acting
Yet nothing is not governed