Chapter 15

The masters of old kept the Way
With subtle secrets and dark insight
Deepsunk could not be understood
Since they  could not be understood
So images were used for appearance
Cautious oh
Like fording a winter stream
Watchful oh
Like fearing the four quarters
Dignified oh
They were like guests
Yielding oh
They were like ice melting
Solid oh
They were like the uncarved block
Open oh
They were like a valley
Mixed oh
They were like a slurry
Who were able with the slurry
To still and gradually purify it
Who were able with the calm
To give slow birth to movement
Those who keep this Way
Do not desire fullness
Since they are not full
So they are able to be old and achieve the new