Chapter 22

Bent then perfect
Crooked then straight
Hollow then filled
Worn out then renewed
Few then obtained
Many then confused
Therefore the Sage
Embraces the One
Acts as the World's model
Does not show himself
So shines
Does not assert himself
So is distinguished
Does not boast of himself
So has merit
Does not brag on himself
So is longlasting
Because he does not contend
So none in the World are able
To contend with him
It was said of old
Bent then perfect
Are these idle words?
Truly they are perfection and return to it