Chapter 19

Abandon sagacity and discard cleverness
The people will be helped a hundredfold
Abandon benevolence and discard righteousness
The people will return to obedience and nurture
Abandon erudition and discard helping
You will have no robbers and thieves
These three things
By being conventional are not enough
So rely on these laws
See the plain and embrace the simple
Reduce selfishness and curb desires
Abandon scholarship and be without worry